Street Drugs in the Northern Powerhouse: Perspective and Policy

Launch of The BAP President’s Symposium Jo Neill, BAP President and Professor of Psychopharmacology at UoM, April 2018 Photos by Russell Bloor and Keith Nuttall On 28th March on an “almost sunny” day in Manchester, world experts in the field of substance misuse gathered for a ground breaking and unique event, a one day public […]

Journal of Psychopharmacology and Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology

Open Access A large number of new gold open access (OA) journals have been launched in recent years to provide immediate open access to research at the point of publication. It is estimated that 16% of peer reviewed journals are now gold OA. These use funding models that do not charge the reader or institution […]

How functional neuroimaging is informing cognitive neurobiological models of auditory verbal hallucinations

Introduction Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), or “hearing voices”, are a complex phenomenon characterised by abnormal perceptions of speech occurring in the absence of an appropriate external stimulus.1 Hallucinations of this modality hold great diagnostic significance, with Schneider’s (1959) first-rank symptoms of schizophrenia (including AVHs) still recognised today by major classification systems such as the International […]