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Positive Aspects and Drawbacks of Psychopharmacology

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What is psychopharmacology? What are some positive aspects related to psychopharmacology? What are some drawbacks?

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Thank you for usong Brainmass. The solutipn below should get you started. I suggest using this simple outline for your paper:

1. Psychopharmacology - definition- 100 words.
2. Positive aspects - 100 words.
3. Drawbacks - 100 words.

As you can see, it's straightforward. We can discuss a lot in terms of positive and negative aspects but we need to narrow it down due to word count. All the best.

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On Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology is the scientific study behind the effects and actions that drugs have on emotions - feelings, moods, sensations, thoughts and thinking patterns as well as behavior. Psychopharmacologists study a diverse range of substances with one common theme - they all have psychoactive properties and they induce some form of chemical reaction in the brain. These drugs engage with certain sites or receptors in the nervous system which in turn, dependent upon their attributes, results in certain behaviors due to the drugs ability to instigate a significant effect in the physiological and psychological functions of the ...

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