Pocket Prescriber Psychiatry

The new Pocket Prescriber Psychiatry book is out now.
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Visualising Psychotropic Medicine (VPM)

Presenting what can be a complex set of data in a useful and engaging way
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Online CPD Resource

RCPsych Online CPD Subscribers get a discount on the BAP Online Resource
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Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Buy a discounted copy of the latest edition of Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) for JoP

Journal of Psychopharmacology chosen to trial new NbN
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Not all in the mind – the contribution of brain science to modern psychiatry

Watch Prof David Nutt's lecture in Manchester on YouTube
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Benefits of BAP membership include:

  • FREE subscription and access to the Journal of Psychopharmacology (published monthly online).
  • Reduced registration fees for the annual Summer Meeting.
  • Half price subscription to the Online CPD Resource.
  • Eligibility for prizes and awards.
  • Student bursaries for the BAP Summer Meeting and international conferences.
  • Reduced registration fees for selected partner association events.
  • 50% OFF Royal Society of Biology membership (Read more)
  • BAP Newsletter.
  • Voting for BAP Officers and Council (full members only).
  • Being part of one of the largest national psychopharmacology associations in the world.


CBD – just another expensive oil?
By Ryan Turner
Posted on 17th August 2020

An increasing number of countries are legalising cannabis for medicinal use. The availability and use of its products are on the rise. The most abundant chemical in the cannabis plant is THC, the chemical that gives you a high. Second to this is CBD, a chemical that has gained a reputation for itself in recent […]

An ARCane regulator of synaptic biology & cognition: a potential risk factor for mental health illnesses?
By Simon Trent
Posted on 11th August 2020

Figure 2Synaptic Arc & memories The cognitive processes of learning and memory are supported by critical neurobiological mechanisms at the synapse. It has been known since the 1960s that long term storage of information in the brain relies upon highly rapid processes of RNA and protein synthesis, which also support forms of synaptic plasticity such as […]

Cognition in schizophrenia: a missing piece of the therapeutic puzzle
By Jessica Brown
Posted on 3rd March 2020

What kind of mental image springs to mind upon reading the word ‘schizophrenia’? Many envisage an individual locked in a dark institution, constantly plagued by non-existent voices and vivid hallucinations. Even as a final year BSc Biology student with a neuroscience research placement under my belt, I too was guilty of this reflex association. Upon […]

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Stephen Lawrie
Royal Society of Edinburgh - Curious - Health and Wellbeing Panel
Stephen was among a panel of experts discussing the mental health impacts of a pandemic
26th August 2020

Barbara Sahakian
Coronavirus: the pandemic is changing our brains – here are the remedies
Barbara co-wrote an article for The Conversation about how the pandemic is changing our brains
14th August 2020

Amy Milton
TED: Can we edit memories?
Amy's TEDx Cambridge University talk on editing memories was feature on TED. Covered by Dave Hodgson on Talk Radio Europe and Newstalk - Futureproof
1st August 2020

Jo Neill
Psilocybin Re-scheduling
Jo has been busy this summer co-authoring the report on medicinal use of psilocybin. Covered in The Guardian, Health Europa, and interviewed by Sky News and MyPov. Sign Send and Subscribe Campaign (CDPRG)
27th July 2020

Anya Borissova
LSD: can psychedelics treat mental illness?
Anya wrote a blog for the Mental Elf website about the therapeutic effects of LSD
9th July 2020

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Malcolm Lader (1936 - 2020)
2nd September 2020

BAP has learnt the exceedingly sad news of the recent death of Professor Malcolm Lader.
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Leslie L Iversen (1937-2020)
10th August 2020

We were very sorry to learn of the death of Les Iversen and are grateful to Trevor Robbins, past-President of BAP, for this obituary.
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NICE Guideline on Depression in Adults (update) - Committee recruitment
4th August 2020

NICE are recruiting committee members for their updated guideline on Depression in adults
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Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates
28th July 2020

Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect
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Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs that affect mood, behaviour and cognition. It aims to develop our understanding of the actions and effects of such drugs, which may include treatments for psychiatric disorders as well as substances that can be abused.