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2015 Activity Report


Recently the IUPHAR Section of Neuropsychopharmacology has published  a commentary entitled “A New Nomenclature for Classifying Psychotropic Drugs”.
Caraci F, Enna SJ, Zohar J, Racagni G, Zalsman G, van den Brink W, Kasper S, Koob GF, Pariante CM, Piazza PV, Yamada K, Spedding M, Drago F. A new nomenclature for classifying psychotropic drugs. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Apr 12. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13302.

The commentary focuses on a hot topic in the field of neuropsychopharmacology . In particular it examines the new Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) (website: and  will describe its potential applications as well as the advantages for a better pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders.