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  • n  the study of drugs that affect the mind

  • Freud is revealed as not only a hard-driven and, ultimately, tragic seeker for a panacea, but also as one of the pioneers of psychopharmacology, the modern science of using drugs .
  • The race toward a treatment for Alzheimer's has focused almost exclusively on research in psychopharmacology, immunology and gene therapy.
  • The accidental discovery in the 1950s of the first synthetic tranquilizer, chlorpromazine (Thorazine), ushered in a gentler age of psychopharmacology.
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  • Police: 3, including doctor and his wife, charged in script forging case
    Police: 3, including doctor and his wife, charged in script forging case Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:37 pm, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 George is a psychiatrist who specializes in prescribing medication to adults and adolescents with mental health problems at Psychopharmacology ...
    July 10, 2013 - Albany Times Union

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    If the screening only picked up women likely to benefit from treatment, then maybe it would be justified,says Dr David Healy, a leading expert on psychiatric drugs from the UK and author of "The Creation of Psychopharmacology."
  • Daniel Levitin in Guardian Unlimited
    Many people who love music,says Daniel Levitin, "profess to know nothing about it. I've found that many of my colleagues who study difficult, intricate topics such as neurochemistry or psychopharmacology feel unprepared to deal with...

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