Science in 140 Characters: What scientists are tweeting about

Written by Jamie Mullick | Updated: June 5, 2016 2:33 am Under the psychotropic naming system, drugs get names like “antipsychotic”, “antidepressant” etc. Name blame Vaughan Bell, Neuroscientist | @vaughanbell How much can you blame the name of a drug for the stigma attached to its use? According to a study by The Lancet that was tweeted by neuroscientist Vaughan Bell, a lot. The study states that when it comes to psychotropic drugs, it would be better to shift to a neuroscience-based system rather than the current psychotropic naming system. Under the psychotropic naming system, drugs get names like “antipsychotic”, “antidepressant” etc. “For doctors, a second-generation antipsychotic might sound like a newer, better, more advanced option. For patients who have summoned the courage to seek help for an anxiety disorder, being…


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