New BAP Hannah Steinberg AwardNew award to help support the career of early stage pre-clinical or clinical researchers
BAP Summer Research Internship SchemeApplications are open for the BAP Summer Research Internship Scheme
Pocket Prescriber PsychiatryThe new Pocket Prescriber Psychiatry book is out now.
Visualising Psychotropic Medicine (VPM)Presenting what can be a complex set of data in a useful and engaging way
Online CPD ResourceRCPsych Online CPD Subscribers get a discount on the BAP Online Resource
Fundamentals of Clinical PsychopharmacologyBuy a discounted copy of the latest edition of Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) for JoPJournal of Psychopharmacology chosen to trial new NbN
Not all in the mind – the contribution of brain science to modern psychiatryWatch Prof David Nutt's lecture in Manchester on YouTube
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.
|6th April 2022||Day A: Schizophrenia / Substance Use Disorders and Comorbidity||Hallam Conference Centre 44 Hallam Street London|
|7th April 2022||Day B: Bipolar / Perinatal / ADHD||Hallam Conference Centre 44 Hallam Street London|
|8th April 2022||Day C: Depression / Anxiety / Sleep||Hallam Conference Centre 44 Hallam Street London|
Measuring hearts to treat depression
By Tiago da Silva Costa
Posted on 17th December 2021
When the ancient Egyptians turned Anubis into a god, they made him guardian of a very special scale. He used it to weigh your heart after you died. If it was lighter than a feather, your soul would be admitted into heaven. If not, unpleasantness followed.
Catatonia: why a sedative drug might wake someone up
By Jonathan Rogers
Posted on 26th October 2021
In nineteenth-century Europe, doctors were afraid that people were being mistakenly pronounced dead. And this concern was not altogether unfounded. A young woman with what we would probably today call catatonia was so stiff and still that she was thought to be dead and was buried alive. The mistake was only discovered to be alive when a gravedigger returned to steal her dress.
Class A Medicine
By Rayyan Zafar
Posted on 16th August 2021
Gambling and sport are deeply entrenched industries. In the 2020-2021 football season, 85% of premier league and 70% of championship clubs had a gambling sponsor or partner. It’s not just in the arena of sport that the omnipotent force of the gambling industry can be felt. The high street has become inundated with advantageous bookies, public transport systems have been plastered with advertisements and, according to a recent house of lords report, the total spend by gambling companies on marketing rose over 50% from 2014 to 2017
Ukraine doomscrolling can harm your cognition as well as your mood – here’s what to do about it
Barbara wrote an article about the dangers of doomscrolling
11th March 2022
Watch Strictly, eat sauerkraut, win at Monopoly: expert tips for hacking your happy hormones
Ciara was quoted in the Guardian in an article about boosting happy hormones
10th March 2022
Gimme 20! How just 20 minutes a day to yourself could transform your life
Ciara contributed to an article in the Guardian on finding some joy or time to reflect
5th March 2022
The brain’s reading of the body’s state is key to mental health
Camilla wrote an article for the magazine Aeon about how the brain interprets bodily and emotional feelings
16th February 2022
Gambling: what happens in the brain when we get hooked – and how to regain control
Barbara wrote an article for the Conversation about how the pandemic has led to a rise in gambling addictions
16th February 2022
|BAP Statement on Ukraine |
10th March 2022
It is with great sadness and concern that we see the unfolding war in Ukraine.
|Online CPD iPad App Discontinued |
20th January 2022
The iPad app will be discontinued from 31st January 2022, and has been removed from the App Store.
|BMA Foundation for Medical Research Grants opening 1 March 2021 |
18th February 2021
Online applications will open 1 March and close on 7 May 2021
|Richard Green (1944 - 2020) |
17th December 2020
Richard was an outstanding neuropharmacologist who made very significant contributions to serotonin and stroke research
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.