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Psychopharmacology is the study of drug-induced changes in mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior.
Increased symptomatic levels of COVID-19 may be associated with psychiatric symptoms

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

UTMB researchers pioneer a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

UTMB researchers pioneer a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

Lundquist Institute receives grant to evaluate safety, efficacy of compound for treating psychological distress

Lundquist Institute receives grant to evaluate safety, efficacy of compound for treating psychological distress

New study reviews effect of coffee on people's sleep and wake cycles

New study reviews effect of coffee on people's sleep and wake cycles

Consuming caffeinated coffee can temporarily mitigate repercussions of reduced sleep

Consuming caffeinated coffee can temporarily mitigate repercussions of reduced sleep

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

Models of “mindful self-regulation” can help make healthy behavior changes

Models of “mindful self-regulation” can help make healthy behavior changes

Addictive drug displays different acute pharmacology and synaptic plasticity

Addictive drug displays different acute pharmacology and synaptic plasticity

Powerful drug used in chemotherapy could alleviate hallucinations in Parkinson's patients

Powerful drug used in chemotherapy could alleviate hallucinations in Parkinson's patients

Methamphetamine use linked to risky sexual behavior

Methamphetamine use linked to risky sexual behavior

Digital phenotyping and machine learning can help assess severe mental illness

Digital phenotyping and machine learning can help assess severe mental illness

Language used to describe alcohol intoxication may give insight into drinking habits

Language used to describe alcohol intoxication may give insight into drinking habits

Genetic discoveries show promise for developing new treatment targets for schizophrenia

Genetic discoveries show promise for developing new treatment targets for schizophrenia

Virtual reality can help alleviate psychological impact of coronavirus pandemic

Virtual reality can help alleviate psychological impact of coronavirus pandemic

Study analyzes effects of social grooming on incivility in COVID-19

Study analyzes effects of social grooming on incivility in COVID-19

Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated

Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated

First-of-its-kind trial identifies a viable target for treating anhedonia

First-of-its-kind trial identifies a viable target for treating anhedonia

Accurate and informative labeling of CBD products is a critical public health issue

Accurate and informative labeling of CBD products is a critical public health issue

Using cannabinoids for management of acute pain

Using cannabinoids for management of acute pain

Paid maternity leave associated with mental and physical health benefits for mothers, children

Paid maternity leave associated with mental and physical health benefits for mothers, children