Rudolph C. Hatfield

Rudolph C. Hatfield is a retired clinical neuropsychologist who specialized in the assessment and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. He currently writes on topics related to human behavior, the brain, and research methods for numerous mental health sites and is the author of two books.

  • Credentials: Ph.D. in clinical psychology
  • Titles: Clinical neuropsychologist, psychotherapist
  • Expertise: Brain behavior relationships, psychological assessment, psychotherapeutic interventions, statistics, research methodology.

Written By Rudolph

Ecstasy and MDMA Treatment

One of the classic works regarding the drug ecstasy is the book Ecstasy: The Clinical, Pharmacological and Neurotoxicological Effects of the Drug MDMA.1 It reports that ecstasy (chemical name 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or, as it is often abbreviated, MDMA) is a drug with properties of both s... [Read More]

What Does a Morphine Overdose Look Like?

Morphine falls into a large class of drugs under the umbrella of opiate, or narcotic, drugs.1 Other drugs in this family include heroin, Vicodin, and OxyContin. All opiate drugs are derived from substances found in the poppy plant, and they all bind to endorphin receptor sites in the brain and centr... [Read More]

What Does a Crack Cocaine Overdose Look Like?

The symptoms of a crack cocaine overdose are distinct and typically easy to recognize—when you know what to look for. Crack cocaine is a powerful, chemically modified version of cocaine, and one of the many oft-abused stimulant drugs—a broad class of substances that also includes methamphetamin... [Read More]

Warning Signs of Addiction

Many people begin to use alcohol or illicit drugs as a result of peer influences, out of curiosity, or in an attempt to cope with everyday life stressors. Still others begin to develop addictive behaviors in conjunction with previous experiences with medications legitimately prescribed for a medical... [Read More]

Treating Amphetamine Addiction

What most of us know as amphetamines is the general term for the chemical name alpha-methylphenethylamine.1 Amphetamines are central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drugs that are often used to treat disorders such as ADHD and narcolepsy. Some people use them to promote wakefulness or as diet aids be... [Read More]

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