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Psychopharmacology is the study of drug-induced changes in mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior.
Treating pediatric psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs reduces later substance use disorder risk

Treating pediatric psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs reduces later substance use disorder risk

Neuroimaging advances show promise in helping transcranial electrical stimulation to effectively treat visual hallucinations

Neuroimaging advances show promise in helping transcranial electrical stimulation to effectively treat visual hallucinations

Two doses of psilocybin may ease depression symptoms for up to 12 months

Two doses of psilocybin may ease depression symptoms for up to 12 months

One in five young adults with substance use disorder may have undiagnosed autistic traits

One in five young adults with substance use disorder may have undiagnosed autistic traits

Study offers new evidence on how childhood immunometabolic risk factors may lead to depression, psychosis

Study offers new evidence on how childhood immunometabolic risk factors may lead to depression, psychosis

Research demonstrates the safety, feasibility of psilocybin administered at doses of 10mg or 25mg

Research demonstrates the safety, feasibility of psilocybin administered at doses of 10mg or 25mg

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets

Caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets

Treating depression with an app

Treating depression with an app

Psychedelic drug changes the emotional state of people listening to music

Psychedelic drug changes the emotional state of people listening to music

Study finds decrease in Canadian suicide rates during the pandemic despite increase in unemployment

Study finds decrease in Canadian suicide rates during the pandemic despite increase in unemployment

'Spice' users likely to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms, study finds

'Spice' users likely to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms, study finds

Study finds cognitive safety of ketamine and esketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study finds cognitive safety of ketamine and esketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study opens the door to improved treatment for psychosis sufferers

Study opens the door to improved treatment for psychosis sufferers

Flavoring can change how the brain responds to nicotine e-cigarettes

Flavoring can change how the brain responds to nicotine e-cigarettes

Mediterranean diet combined with a daily bout of exercise can stave off dementia

Mediterranean diet combined with a daily bout of exercise can stave off dementia

More research needed to clarify effects of cannabis on brain development of young adults with ADHD

More research needed to clarify effects of cannabis on brain development of young adults with ADHD

New pan-European survey explores the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on physical, mental health

New pan-European survey explores the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on physical, mental health

Preventive interventions in young people can prevent certain mental health disorders

Preventive interventions in young people can prevent certain mental health disorders

Increased symptomatic levels of COVID-19 may be associated with psychiatric symptoms

Increased symptomatic levels of COVID-19 may be associated with psychiatric symptoms