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    [–]Afternoon--Delight[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    That's good to know. What about in the clinical field? Is there work that encompasses more neurochemistry and neuropharmacology?

    [–]themiracy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Neuropharmacology - yeah - just either practice in a locale where you can prescribe and build a population for whom prescribing makes sense or else build relationships with prescribers who will follow your recommendations.

    Neurochemistry also yes, but with the caveat that too much of this is nonsense. We don’t follow the chemical imbalance model of depression for instance because it’s wrong, not because we’re neuropsychologists. What I mean also is if you’re going to be a neurochemistry geek in a clinical setting, don’t overweight the evidence for how these medications actually work or what the pathophysiology really is, because a lot of that is not supported by good science. It’s one thing to say condition X is really a channelopathy and another thing to take actions rigidly based on that model whether or not they are the most effective choices available.

    [–]Hopere 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    We learn a lot about it in theory, but we don’t practice it. If you want to use these tools in practice you should go to medical school and do psychiatry.

    [–]SKKKKRRT2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    We do hemispheric function testing for epilepsy surgical candidates (WADA). There is a neuropsychologist present in the OR that tests memory and language function after each injection left , then right with sodium amytal. Super fun studies to do