The sleepless brain (Slate, Nov 09, 2015) | Coffee can be good for you (Science News, Sep 21, 2015) | Neuroscience and the insanity defense (Inverse, Sep 18, 2015) | Brain eating amoeba? (Science News, Jul 28, 2015) | Boosting brain estrogen (Science News, Jul 24, 2015) | How the brain keeps time (ScienceNews, Jul 20, 2015) | Teen brains and dopamine (Medical Express, Jul 07, 2015) | The science of oxytocin (Nature, Jul 06, 2015) | Is creativity linked to psychosis? (Nature, Jul 06, 2015) | Is porn really addicting? (Shape, Jul 06, 2015) | “Inside out” movie animates emotions (NBC News, Jul 06, 2015) | Drunk with love? (The Telegraph, May 26, 2015) | Potential trigger for schizophrenia (Science Daily , Apr 09, 2015) | 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) | The psychopharmacology of love (Salon, Feb 23, 2015) | Peptide controls binge eating (Futurity , 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) | Stress and your brain (Science News, Jun 09, 2014) | Brain area imparts resilience (Washington Post, Jun 09, 2014) | Bilingualism Benefits Aging Brain (Sci-News, 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) | A man with amnesia (Muskogee Phoenix, Apr 14, 2014) | Green tea boosts your brain (Science Codex, Apr 14, 2014) | The Neuroscience of Art (ULoop, Apr 14, 2014) | Neuroscience of color (Fast Company, Mar 25, 2014) | Caffeine-like drugs (Bloomberg, Mar 25, 2014) | Tuning the brain (Nature, Mar 24, 2014) | 10 things wrong about anxiety (Huffington Post, Mar 17, 2014) | NIH rethinks psychiatry trials (Nature, Mar 17, 2014) | The neuroscience of leadership (CIO, Mar 10, 2014) | Why some people don’t like music (PolicyMIC, Mar 10, 2014) | Why remember dreams? (Medical Xpress, Feb 24, 2014) | How brains see music (The Atlantic, Feb 24, 2014) | Does Caffeine Boost Memory? (Science News, Jan 20, 2014) | Most Realistic Movie Psychopaths (Science News, Jan 20, 2014)

ACNP Spotlight


The 54th Annual Meeting is December 6-10 at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Meeting registration remains open and the Annual Meeting Itinerary Planner is now available. Within the planner you can browse the schedule to plan your agenda for the meeting. The abstracts for all sessions are available along with any currently scheduled meetings.  Visit the Annual Meeting page for additional meeting information.

2015 Annual Meeting Childcare

The OPTICS Project: Open Translational Science in Schizophrenia - This project is a pilot to demonstrate the value of an open-science approach using pharmaceutical clinical trial and federally-funded observational data to: 1) advance efficacy and safety of medicines for schizophrenia; 2) increase understanding of schizophrenia, including disease natural history, subtypes, and etiologies; and 3) contribute to the development of design and analytic methods for disparate data types, including novel statistical methods and research designs. 

Minority Task Force Report on Initiatives  

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

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

Article- Caffeine gives cocaine an addictive boost

Many people perceive cocaine as one of the most intense stimulant drugs available: It’s illegal, highly addictive and dangerous. Caffeine, in contrast, is the kinder, cuddlier stimulant. It’s legal, has mild effects and in forms such as coffee, it might even be good for your health.

But caffeine in combination with cocaine is another story. In South America, drug distributors have started “cutting” their cocaine with caffeine. This cheaper substitute might, at first glance, seem to make the cocaine less potent. After all, there’s less of the drug there. But new data shows that when combined, cocaine and caffeine make a heck of a drug. - Read More (Source - Science News, Images- STEVEPB/PIXABAY)

Welcome to the ACNP website

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.


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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