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Psychopharmacology (Treatment with Medication)

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Psychopharmacology generally deals with the sides effects of drugs. It is the scientific study of effects that drugs leave on human behavior and their health. Psychopharmacology usually tells that how the intake of drugs affect the human behavior, their mood, thinking, routine activities and their life overall. It also emphasizes the relationship between drugs and the changes in the nervous system.

As psychopharmacology is related to the drugs side effects so it is obvious that how the drugs affect the lives of people and make them unconscious and out of mind. As drugs make every single part of your body ineffective and dull whether it is inside of your body or outside. So the psychopharmacology field gives an idea about the reaction of chemical intake in your body and its various side effects on your lives. It also affects that behavior of people and the way they think and feel may also alter due to drugs.

The interaction between the drugs and the person who intakes drug is known to be the action of the drug and the chemical reactions, thus occurs, as a result of excessive use of drugs is called as drugs effect. This problem is also treated by psychotherapist Dubai. They get know their patient and the reason for his drugs usage. So, basically, psychopharmacology tends to know as the treatment therapy for such patients.

How Psychopharmacologist works?

A psychopharmacologist is an associate degree and knowledgeable authority on that drug might need the most effective impact on a patient with a specific psychological state condition. They perceive however the medication works and what the expected clinical outcomes area unit. The medic is additionally doubtless to possess a grasp of neurobiology because the medicines used have impacts on the functioning of the central nervous system. Moreover, they comprehend the variations between a good vary of psychological state conditions.

In order to bring down medicine, the psychopharmacologist can have to be compelled to have an associate degree of psychopharmacologist Dubai which helps in the understanding of the drug’s material and its function like the movement of the drug inside the body and pharmacodynamics which means the consequences of the drug and its mechanism of action. This can be notably a vital cause, ought to be the drugs move within any noticeable areas of the body because the psychopharmacologist wouldn’t be able to check the reaction of drugs otherwise, as an example, if the doctor desire to do a medication to move the patient too quickly and cause the patient to become obsessed with a potentially high dosage of the medication that will lower down the intensity of drugs in his body.

Therefore, the mortal must perceive however the drug interacts with the body over time at a specific dose, however long it stays within the body and additionally if it’s doubtless to react with the other medicines that the patient is taking. They must even have some information of the genetic science of patients likewise as this could have a big impact likewise.

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Pharmacological Drugs:

There are a wide number of drugs used in the treatment of mental illness, each with different uses and benefits. Some of the most common include:


The anti-depressant is a most common type of drugs used to reduce depression which affects your mood disorder. These anti-depressants will help to reduce the mood swings and gives you the relaxing environment as a result. There are specific medications used by the psychopharmacologist Dubai for depression control and to inhibit the enzymes of the nervous system including monoamine oxides.


Alcohol could be a depressant, the results of which can vary consistently with indefinite quantity, frequency, and chronicity. As a member of the downer category, at very cheap doses, the individual feels relaxed and fewer anxious. In today’s world, the user might feel drowsy, however in settings with augmented sensory stimulation, people might feel unsuppressed and a lot of assured. High dosage of alcohol apace consumed might turn out blackout for the events that occur throughout intoxication


Anti-psychotic are basically receptor blockers and helps to avoid the mental disorder. Generally, there are two types of antipsychotic drugs. One is first generation anti-psychotic and the other is second generation anti-psychotic. Psychotherapist Dubai will be responsible to prescribe you the anti-psychotic medicines.

Psychopharmacology FAQ’s

Is medication the best treatment for mental illness?

No, medication is not the best treatment for mental illness. Medication can only suppress and manage symptoms. Therapies along with medication can help cure mental illness.

How long does it take for psychotropic medications to work?

Psychotropic medication usually takes 4-6 weeks to be fully effective. However, some prescribed medicines can also have an immediate effect.

What medications do psychiatrists prescribe for anxiety?

A psychiatrist will only prescribe medicine based on your symptoms and current state of mind. However, most common medications are citalopram, escitalopram, fluvoxamine, and sertraline (Zoloft).

Is a psychopharmacologist a psychiatrist?

Yes, psychopharmocologist is basically a psychiatrist. The main difference is that the psychopharmacologist further specializes to study the effects of different medications on human body, they also undertake clinical trials of the drugs.

Is mental illness completely curable?

Most mental illnesses are incurable. However, symptoms of mental illnesses can be suppressed, for the sufferer to life a normal life. Some mental illnesses can be cured with therapy and proper medication.

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Hypnotics are usually want to treat the symptoms of a sleep disorder or different sleep disorders. Benzodiazepines are still among the foremost wide prescribed sedative-hypnotics within the body.  Now a day, a type of non-benzodiazepine medicine is used as hypnotics also. Though they lack the chemical structure of the benzodiazepines, their sedative result is equally through action on the nervous receptor.


Stimulants are used as more common psychopharmacology drugs. Cocaine is the known stimulant causing the effects like alertness, boost the confidence, lower fatigue, and a sense of happy living being, and your psychotherapist Dubai will provide you with these medications depending upon your condition. These stimulants directly work with the neurons and perform their function.

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Growing up in Syria, Dr. Bahjat had a real curiosity that he realised would be of great value in the field of psychiatry. With more than 25 years’ of experience, he is one of the UAE’s most experienced specialist Psychiatrist. He received his medical degree from Kharkiv State Medical Institute in Ukraine in 1981, after which he specialized in Psychiatry from the same university, and then went on to earn a PhD from the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry in 1989. Amongst Dr. Bahjat’s several qualifications, he has earned the Certificate in “QEEG and Neurofeedback”.…

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