The Journal of Psychopharmacology is a fully peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes original research and review articles on pre-clinical and clinical aspects of psychopharmacology. The journal provides an essential forum for researchers and practicing clinicians on the effects of drugs on animal and human behaviour, and the mechanisms underlying these effects.
Introduction by Professor David Nutt
As many of you will know I am a psychiatrist with a special interest in psychopharmacology. From the very beginning of my scientific and medical training I have been fascinated by the way in which drugs work and the power they have to change human health. For the past 35 years I have been actively researching the mechanisms of drug effects in the brain and during this time have done a large amount of teaching on this topic, to medical students, nurses, science students and psychiatrists. It is this teaching experience that has led to the production of the VPM app. It derives from this experience and a series of books and other publications that I have produced to try to demonstrate the explanatory power of pharmacology and the delight that this gives me.
I hope you agree that this is a useful and engaging way to present what can be a complex set of data and that this app helps you in your learning, and if you are a practicing clinician, in treating patients.