The Research Group on NeuroPsycoPharmacology is a joint research group of IMIM-Hospital del Mar Research Institute and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) led by Dr. Rafael de la Torre. The group focuses on determine the effects on persons originating from the administration of one or more drugs simultaneously, reproducing regular social consumption behaviour, and improve the detection of substances with a potential for abuse, as reflected in the optimisation of diagnostic methods for detecting susceptibility for abuse and the development of new evaluation methodologies of the subjective effects.
The main research lines are:
- Clinical pharmacology of abused drugs.
- Genes, endophenotypes and environmental factors associated with substance abuse and psychological disorders.
- Health benefits of micronutrients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in the Mediterranean Diet.