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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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. Gary Sandler
21 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?

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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