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Psychopharmacology is the study of drug-induced changes in mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior.
Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

SSRIs may be more effective option for treating anxious youth, UC research shows

SSRIs may be more effective option for treating anxious youth, UC research shows

Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

Moderate facebook use linked to happiness among adults with ASD

Moderate facebook use linked to happiness among adults with ASD

Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study reveals

Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study reveals

Evidence suggests two patterns of early symptoms precede and predict later BD risk

Evidence suggests two patterns of early symptoms precede and predict later BD risk

Genetic analysis can enhance outcomes of depression treatment

Genetic analysis can enhance outcomes of depression treatment

Researchers outline new multifactorial conceptual model of placebo effects

Researchers outline new multifactorial conceptual model of placebo effects

Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior

Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior

Study shows benefits of delayed-release stimulant in children with ADHD

Study shows benefits of delayed-release stimulant in children with ADHD

Better understanding of serotonin's function in the brain could lead to radical shift in psychiatric care

Better understanding of serotonin's function in the brain could lead to radical shift in psychiatric care

New findings on functional connections within the brain may provide insights into psychiatric disorders

New findings on functional connections within the brain may provide insights into psychiatric disorders

Research shows effectiveness of school-based programs in improving students' mental health problems

Research shows effectiveness of school-based programs in improving students' mental health problems

New study examines efficacy of extended-release guanfacine in children with chronic tic disorders

New study examines efficacy of extended-release guanfacine in children with chronic tic disorders

New review shows key gender differences, trends among homicide victims across four decades

New review shows key gender differences, trends among homicide victims across four decades

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests

Study investigates differences between heavy and light drinkers

Study investigates differences between heavy and light drinkers

Study links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexia

Study links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexia

Chronic exposure to childhood bullying may have lifelong health effects

Chronic exposure to childhood bullying may have lifelong health effects

Study finds new drug treatment to be safe and well-tolerated in pediatric patients with anxiety

Study finds new drug treatment to be safe and well-tolerated in pediatric patients with anxiety