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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Psychopharmacology (Overview)

Is the scientific study of the actions of drugs & their effects on moods, thinking & behavior. It studies a wide range of substances with various psychoactive properties, focusing primarily on the chemical interactions with the brain.


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What is the definition or description of: psychopharmacology?

What is the definition or description of: psychopharmacology?

Psychopharmacology: Is the scientific study of the actions of drugs & their effects on moods, thinking & behavior. It studies a wide range of substances with various psychoactive properties, focusing primarily on the chemical interactions with the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
20 doctors shared insights

Psychopharmacology (Overview)

Is the scientific study of the actions of drugs & their effects on moods, thinking & behavior. It studies a wide range of substances with various psychoactive properties, focusing primarily on the chemical interactions with the brain.


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What is the best book on psychopharmacology for a non-medical person?

What is the best book on psychopharmacology for a non-medical person?

Consumers guide: Try "a consumers guide to psychiatric drugs: straight talk of patients and their families" by john preston. $8 on amazon. ...Read more

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Where can I find a competent psychiatrist who is an expert in psychopharmacology in New York City?

Word of Mouth: You have many options in New York City. There are many outstanding psychiatrists practicing there. nymag.com has a listing of the top 1,251 doctors in several specialties in NYC. You can also contact the state medical association for a referral. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psychopharmacology and psychiatry? Would a psychopharmacologist help more in finding the correct medicine?

What is the difference between psychopharmacology and psychiatry? Would a psychopharmacologist help more in finding the correct medicine?

Definitions : A psychopharmacologist is typically a psychiatrist who identifies as having studied psychiatric medications in significant depth and has a very technical approach to medication management. If someone is looking for purely medication management and possibly has had difficulties finding a helpful medication in the past, then a psychopharmacologist is a good option to try. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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