The Neuroscience of Jimi Hendrix (Forbes, Mar 16, 2015) | How to keep your brain from shrinking (EurekAlert, Mar 05, 2015) | Neuroscience of marijuana munchies (The Scientist, Feb 23, 2015) | The neuroscience of freestyle rap (Medical Daily , Feb 23, 2015) | Peptide controls binge eating (Futurity , Feb 23, 2015) | The psychopharmacology of love (Salon, Feb 23, 2015) | At-home brain stimulation (Science News, Nov 03, 2014) | Chocolate boosts aging brains (Science News, Oct 28, 2014) | Balancing the excitation in depression (Science News, Sep 29, 2014) | Neuroscience of Emoticons (Fast Co Design, Aug 11, 2014) | Doodling affects your brain (Wall Street Journal, Aug 04, 2014) | We use just 10% of our brains? (Quartz, Jul 28, 2014) | Marijuana use decreases dopamine (Science News, Jul 22, 2014) | Is love addicting? (Psych Central, Jul 20, 2014) | Scientists stop worms from getting drunk (University of Texas, Jul 20, 2014) | About that brain decoder... (BBC, Jul 20, 2014) | Stress, Age, and Memory (IowaNow, Jun 23, 2014) | Bilingualism Benefits Aging Brain (Sci-News, Jun 09, 2014) | Stress and your brain (Science News, Jun 09, 2014) | Brain area imparts resilience (Washington Post, Jun 09, 2014) | Your brain in 2050 (Inc, Jun 04, 2014) | Are you getting enough sleep? (The Telegraph , May 17, 2014) | Why you don't remember being a baby (Science News, May 13, 2014) | Dogs get anxiety too (The Atlantic, May 09, 2014) | Potential drug for cocaine addiction (, May 02, 2014) | Green tea boosts your brain (Science Codex, Apr 14, 2014) | A man with amnesia (Muskogee Phoenix, Apr 14, 2014) | The Neuroscience of Art (ULoop, Apr 14, 2014) | Caffeine-like drugs (Bloomberg, Mar 25, 2014) | Neuroscience of color (Fast Company, Mar 25, 2014) | Tuning the brain (Nature, Mar 24, 2014) | NIH rethinks psychiatry trials (Nature, Mar 17, 2014) | 10 things wrong about anxiety (Huffington Post, Mar 17, 2014) | The neuroscience of leadership (CIO, Mar 10, 2014) | Why some people don’t like music (PolicyMIC, Mar 10, 2014) | How brains see music (The Atlantic, Feb 24, 2014) | Why remember dreams? (Medical Xpress, Feb 24, 2014) | Most Realistic Movie Psychopaths (Science News, Jan 20, 2014) | Does Caffeine Boost Memory? (Science News, Jan 20, 2014) | Your brain has two clocks (Huffington Post, Dec 02, 2013) | Alcohol without hangovers? (Daily Caller, Nov 17, 2013) | Orgasms for Dummies (Salon, Nov 17, 2013) | Best time to drink coffee (Life Hacker, Nov 13, 2013) | The Neuroscience of Facebook (Salon, Oct 15, 2013) | Pregnant smokers, effect brain (Live Science, Oct 08, 2013) | Porn on the brain (The Guardian, Oct 07, 2013) | How to be happier (Buffer, Oct 01, 2013)

ACNP Spotlight


ACNP Minority Task Force - The Minority Task Force (MTF) was established during a meeting of ACNP Council at the end of 2012 by President David Lewis. The creation of the MTF follows the success of the Women’s Task Force where they reported on significant progress made the past several years in increasing female representation at ACNP on all fronts. The work of their committee serves to inspire the MTF that such initiatives set forth by Council can and do work. The initial charge for the MTF included: 1) to develop statistics on past ACNP Minority Travel Awardees and do follow-up to determine where they are in the field to date, and 2) to investigate how to bring more underrepresented minorities (URMs) into the College and to attend the annual meetings.  The task force has written a manuscript detailing its work. Click here to read more about the task force intiatives

ACNP 2015 President's Letter- Dr. Raquel E. Gur, Time to Contemplate and Innovate.

2015 New Members and Fellows – Please help us congratulate the 38 new Associate Members, 38 new Members and 19 Members promoted to Fellow status during the 2014 Annual Meeting 

54th Annual Meeting: Hollywood, Florida December 6-10, 2015

2014 Annual Meeting e-Poster Gallery
2014 Annual Meeting Abstracts

Annual Meeting FAQs

Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews - Neurodevelopment and the Origins of Brain Disorders

The Cure Alliance for Mental Illness petition to promote research for mental illness  

NPP Podcast
Brain changes in young smokers
The value of alcohol

NIMH Directors Blog
NIDA Directors Blog

Neuro News Corner

Omega-3 fatty acids help improve boys' attention spans, as shown in recent Neuropsychopharmacology research article. 

Article- A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.

ATTENTION deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatment have increased so much in the past decade that you may wonder whether something that affects so many people can really be a disease.

And for a good reason. Recent neuroscience research shows that people with A.D.H.D. are actually hard-wired for novelty-seeking — a trait that had, until relatively recently, a distinct evolutionary advantage. Compared with the rest of us, they have sluggish and underfed brain reward circuits, so much of everyday life feels routine and understimulating. - Read More (Source - The New York Times, Images- Matt Leines)


April 30, 2015
Travel Award Submission Deadline

Thursday, May 14th
Submission of Overall Proposals by Chairs (Panels, Mini-Panels & Study Groups)

Thursday, May 21st
Submission of Individual Abstracts (Panels & Mini-Panels)

Wednesday, May 28th 
Chairs Review & Finalize Proposed Sessions 
(Panels, Mini-Panels & Study Groups)  

June 2015
Registration Opens 


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Welcome to the website of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), a non-profit, professional society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of and facilitating communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to advance their prevention and treatment.

NPP Reviews

NPP ReviewPublished each January as a special collection of review articles, the 2015 issue of NPPR addresses Neurodevelopment and the Origins of Brain Disorders.  Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews


About the CoverWith a 2013 impact factor of 7.833 NPP ranks 8th of 135 Psychiatry journals, 8th of 260 Pharmacology and Pharmacy journals, and 17th of 251 Neuroscience journals. 97% of accepted articles are published online in less than 25 business days and in print in less than 71 business days. In 2013, all issues of Neuropsychopharmacology were published on or ahead of schedule. SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE HERE.