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No Psychiatry without Psychopharmacology

Paul J. Harrison, David S. Baldwin, Thomas R. E. Barnes, Tom Burns, Klaus P. Ebmeier, I. Nicol Ferrier and David J. Nutt

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Published in BJPsych 2011, 199:263:265

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Welcome to this online Continuing Professional Development resource produced by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). While the resource is aimed at fully qualified psychiatrists, it will also be of interest to doctors working in primary care with a special interest in Psychiatry as well as Mental Health Pharmacists and any other practitioner with responsibility for prescribing psychotropic medication.

The resource builds upon the excellent reputation the BAP has for provision of high quality education in Psychopharmacology. The material is presented by acknowledged experts and opinion leaders in their respective fields. Most have been involved in the production of national clinical guidelines and are up to date with regard to developments in the field. While all presenters work in the UK, the material will also be relevant prescribing of psychotropic medication in most other countries. At the BAP we believe that sound clinical psychopharmacology is based upon a sound knowledge of the underlying pharmacology and physiology. As a result most modules commence with a presentation related to basic pharmacology.

This resource is constantly being updated. If you have any suggestions or comments, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to address them.

This online resource is not sponsored by any company, including any from the pharmaceutical industry. The views expressed are those of the presenters and not necessarily the views of the BAP. Individual Declarations of Interest are available in the Supporting Documents at the bottom of each topic.

Discount for RCPsych CPD Subscribers

BAP is delighted to announce that from 1st July 2014, subscribers to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' online educational resource will be eligible for a further discount on the fee for the BAP Online CPD Resource, paying just £30.00 for an annual subscription.

To access the discount you must:

  1. Log in to the RCPsych CPD Online page
  2. Go to 'My CPD Online'
  3. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to the BAP discount
  4. Login or Register on the BAP website
  5. Once logged in you will be directed to the BAP user homepage
  6. Click the 'Subscribe' button to subscribe to the Online CPD at the discounted rate

Please note: the discount is only available via the link on the 'My CPD Online' page of the RCPsych CPD website.
You will need to log in with an up-to-date RCPsych CPD subscription to access this discount.

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