International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology
The International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology (INHN) was first proposed in early 2012. It evolved from discussions among several editors involved in previous efforts to document the history of the field. An important impetus derived from these efforts has been the recognition of the lack of predictive success in psychotropic drug development and the need for education in the history of neuropsychopharmacolog in order to facilitate communication between neuropsychopharmacolgists of different generations.
Objectives: The Network, through its members, is committed to documenting, preserving and disseminating all contributions relevant to the history of neuropsychopharmacology. It will also analyze material relevant to contemporary research, education and mental health care to generate new information and educational material related to the history of the field. The raison d’etre of the Network is to facilitate communication between neuropsychopharmacologists of different generations and professional backgrounds, and thereby provide a more solid foundation for future development of the field.
We will be using our website for posting educational - historical information and for establishing a continuous interaction with our membership.
Currently, you will find on our website information “About Us,” our membership, and about first hand accounts (Publications) of the first 50 years in the history of our field:
- Discoveries in Biological Psychiatry, the proceedings of a symposium in which some of the original discoveries in the pharmacotherapy of psychiatry (and biological psychiatry) are recounted by those who made them;
- The Psychopharmacologists, a series of three volumes of interviews by David Healy with some founders of psychopharmacology;
- The History of Psychopharmacology and the CINP As Told in Autobiography, a series of five volumes, sponsored by the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP); and
- An Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology - The First Fifty Years - Peer Interviews, a series of ten volumes, sponsored by the American College of Neuro-Psychopharmacology (ACNP).
As a member of our Network, you will be informed when any new information is posted on our website and we would like to encourage you to comment on and discuss this material. We are asking you also to provide us with historical material to be posted on our website and/or stored in our electronic archives`
We are looking forward to working with you.
Please, address your e-mail to: inhn(at)inhn.org
Thomas A Ban Samuel Gershon Barry Blackwell Gregers Wegener
April 9, 2013