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Neuroscience-based Nomenclature

Together with representatives from ACNP, AsCNP, CINP, ECNP, and IUPHAR, a task force was formed to address a longstanding concern within the neuropsychopharmacological community that the nomenclature of psychotropic drugs did not properly reflect the underlying neuroscience of these compounds.

The essence of this concern was that inadequate nomenclature, on the one hand, made it more difficult to identify – and gain approval for – innovative treatments and, on the other, was confusing patients and exacerbating non-compliance, in both cases to the ultimate detriment of patient welfare.

Therefore, the task force released the first edition of the new nomenclature at the 27th ECNP Congress.


The Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN), is now available for free download on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.

You can download the app by either clicking the buttons below, or search for 'NbN2' in your App Store or hovering over the QR code on the right with your smartphone camera.

Available at Apple Store

Download it at Google Play Store

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