The BAP is a learned society and registered charity. It promotes research and education in psychopharmacology and related areas, and brings together people in academia, health services, and industry. Formed in 1974, it is the largest such national association in Europe, and the second largest in the world.
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BAP endorses the Fact Sheet on Ketamine Scheduling
Fact Sheet on Ketamine Scheduling (updated 27 Feb 2015)
Extended Fact Sheet on Ketamine Scheduling
Members of CND
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) position paper
Schedule II and IV requirements
Essential veterinary use of ketamine
Read Professor David Nutt's article on the ketamine ban
Update 24 February – in response to a letter from BAP, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, replies “I would like to assure you that the UK Government supports the continued medical and scientific use of ketamine for the reasons that you have set out. The UK Government will make this point in international fora as appropriate, and will not support its scheduling under the international drug conventions.”
Update 27 February – the final version of the fact sheet and additional advocacy documents are now available to download (above).
Normal? Festival of the Brain
Oliver Robinson participated in "Normal? Festival of the Brain" theatre festival at the Folkstone Quarterhouse.
23rd May 2015
BBC Radio Berkshire
Ciara talks to Phil Kennedy about her work on reward in relation to depression and anti-depressants 11:40 to 16:56 min.
13th May 2015
Akeem Sule and Becky Inkster (Hip Hop Psych)
Kendrick Lamar, street poet of mental health
Essay in The Lancet Psychiatry journal about the work of hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar
29th April 2015
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The Effects of Stress on the Brain (and Why There Was No Lion) at Latitude Festival published July 2015
by Professor Carmine Pariante
Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Art: 'Reassembling the Self’ at the Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, 7 February – 30 May 2015 published June 2015
by Peter Haddad, Michael Harte, Bill Deakin, Tony Morrison, Jenny Waterson and Jo Neill
BAP at Cheltenham Science Festival published June 2015
by Liz Tunbridge, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
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