Psychopharmacology

Specialty of Psychology

Psychopharmacology is a specialty or scientific discipline focused on the study of the effect of drugs on behavior and psychological and mental disorders. By psychopharmacological therapy, the specialist prescribes specific drugs (psychotropic drugs) to correct pathological behaviors and psychiatric disorders, establishing a proper treatment plan for each patient. In addition, periodic monitoring of patient status will be required to evaluate their clinical course and treatment effects. Patients should be aware that only the doctor can regulate prescription dose of each drug and the timing and method of timely discontinuation. Due to the nature of this type of drugs, your sudden stop could be dangerous for the patient's health. Currently, combination therapies such drugs with psychotherapy gives very good results in the treatment of the vast majority of pathologies and behavioral disorders.
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