© 2017 by Krystle Carkeek   |   jasricart@gmail.com

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THE ART OF NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

What is it?

Neuropsychopharmacology is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on how drugs affect the mind both psychologically and neurologically, or more generally, mentally and physically. This project is an integration of all of my interests and I'm excited to take this journey to complete it. For undergraduate school, I double majored in neuroscience and psychology and completed a minor in chemistry. I took a course in my junior year called neuropsychopharmacology that was unsurprisingly the most interesting class I have ever taken. It integrated my majors and minor in an inspiring way. My life goal is to be a neurologist and psychiatrist and change the way the world views and acts on mental health related issues. I hope for this project to be a contribution to this idea. I am integrating my passions in a way that I hope to reach others.

 

This book will hopefully provide a reference for all of the neurotransmitters, the receptors they act on, the associated psychopathologies and the corresponding drugs of abuse. It aims to be both a text book and an art book, adding something different to the mix. The images that you will see here are my interpretation of each concept you will encounter in this book. I expect this to take a very long time and I hope to consult with professionals as well as develop my own knowledge as I advance in my education. 

 

See below for an overview of the content

I will include sample pdfs as I complete each of the 4 main sections

Introduction

Sections of discussion

  1. Brain Structures and Their Implications

  2. The Neuron

  3. The Action Potential

  4. Receptor Types

  5. Receptor Modulation

The Neurotransmitters 

The Mental Disorders

Sections of discussion for each 

  1. Introduction/behind the art

  2. Structure

  3. Origin and Metabolism

  4. General Functions

  5. Major Pathways

  6. Pharmacology

  7. Implications

Introduction

  1. What are they? 

  2. Why did I choose eight?

Sections of discussion for each 

  1. Introduction/behind the art

  2. What is it?

  3. Subtypes

  4. Causal Theories

  5. Treatment and Research

  6. Implications

Introduction

  1. The DSM-V

The Psychoactive Drugs

Introduction

  1. Classifications

  2. History

Sections of discussion for each 

  1. Introduction/behind the art

  2. Structure 

  3. Pharmacology

  4. Subjective Reports

  5. Research

Neurotransmitter Images

SEROTONIN

DOPAMINE

NOREPINEPHERINE