Psychopharmacology

In this section, you’ll find all the relevant information about drugs, so you can understand their typology, mechanisms, and effects when treating diverse psychological conditions.

Migraine Pharmacological Therapy

Migraine is the most frequent type of headache and a major cause of disability in our society. This is why it’s important to study migraine pharmacological therapy for acute and preventive crises. Migraine is a recurring and intense headache, usually…

Agomelatine: An Atypical Antidepressant

Agomelatine is an effective antidepressant with high response and remission rates. It’s relatively safe and most people tend to take well to it. It differs from other antidepressants because it impacts your circadian rhythms.  Agomelatine, also sold as Valdoxan, is…

Ajovy: A New Drug for Migraine Prevention

Migraine prevention is one of our society’s important challenges since it’s one of the most common disabling illnesses nowadays. That’s when Ajovy (fremanezumab) comes in. It’s a new drug that can help treat this problem. Migraine isn’t simply a headache,…

Haloperidol: What Is it and What Is it Used For?

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic or neuroleptic medication. Due to its chemical structure, it’s a butyrophenone. It was first discovered in 1958 by Paul Janssen and it’s a typical antipsychotic.  Therefore, it helps treat schizophrenia’s positive symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions,…

Learn All about Antipsychotics

People can only buy antipsychotics with a prescription. They’re approved for treating mental health problems characterized by psychotic symptomology. For example, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and some forms of bipolar disorder or severe depression. Some antipsychotics can also be used to…

Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Teenagers

Mental illnesses are one of the greatest epidemics of the 21st century. Countless statistics show the concerning rise in the consumption of anti-anxiety and antidepressive drugs. But what’s even more concerning is how it’s become quite common to prescribe psychiatric…

Emil Kraepelin: The Father of Modern Psychiatry

The name Emil Kraepelin is one of the most important in the history of medicine. He’s basically the father of modern psychiatry, psychiatric genetics, and psychopharmacology. He was also the main figure in promoting the field of biological psychiatry, which sees mental…

Psychopharmacology: Characteristics and History

It wasn’t until the 19th century that French and German scientists began to study human behavior in adaptive terms. A new paradigm emerged that labeled problems as “disorders”. That was the beginning of the attempt to control behavioral symptoms with psychopharmacology. This…