What is psychopharmacology?
What are some positive aspects related to psychopharmacology?
What are some drawbacks?
What are some current issues related to psychopharmacology?
Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs and how they affect behaviour. If you break down the word, it tells you exactly what it means.... “psycho-“ like psychology, or the study of behaviour, “pharm” is how the drug works in the body and brain, and “-ology” means to study. So pharmacology is the study of drugs, and psychopharmacology is the study of how these drugs will affect the behavioural processes of humans. The main purpose of study in this area is to find drugs that will help alleviate the symptoms of psychological disorders like schizophrenia or depression. An important aspect of this research is that the drugs have a psychoactive effect based on how they ...