Psychopharmacology – is the scientific study of the effects drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking, and behaviour. Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. Types of Medication include:
Antidepressants: Which are meant to reduce symptoms of mood disorders primarily through the regulation of norepinephrine and serotonin.
Antipsychotics: Also known as neuroleptics, are a class of medication primarily used to manage psychosis (including delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, or disordered thought)
Benzodiazepines: Used to reduce anxiety symptoms, muscle tension, seizure disorders, insomnia, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and panic attack symptoms.
Hypnotics: Often used to treat the symptoms of insomnia, or other sleep disorders.