from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of pharmacology that deals with the study of the actions, effects, and development of psychoactive drugs.
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- n. The branch of pharmacology which pertains to the psychoactive aspects of drugs.
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- n. the study of drugs that affect the mind
Bentall has rather similar views to my own, except that I am more interested in psychopharmacology and human evolution.
It's surprising that with all the work in psychopharmacology scientists aren't pursuing a "truth serum" more vigorously — is that because such work might be seen as a violation of treaties banning torture?
But modern psychiatry can just as well be called psychopharmacology.
Some fear that the marked swing from psychoanalysis to psychopharmacology is too much, too soon, and that there exists the risk of a similar entrenchment of ideas and perspectives.
He is also the author of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles, many in the field of psychopharmacology.
Basically, Xanax is the Oprah Winfrey of psychopharmacology.
The growing number of effective drugs for severe depression, mania and schizophrenia date from a dark period in the 1950s and '60s when psychopharmacology hardly existed.
DAVIES: What's driving this, this separation of therapy from psychopharmacology?
And I explained to her that my practice was very full and that generally what I did was psychopharmacology and that I referred to some trusted colleagues for therapy.
So what we're beginning to see is that psychologists who are trained in psychology graduate programs - usually six-year-long programs or so - are gaining prescription privileges in certain states after they graduate from a two-year program in psychopharmacology.
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