Psychopathology and Psychoactive Drugs

Psychopathology is the study of abnormal behaviour. It may be defined as the study of psychological and behavioural distress, dysfunction and disability. Psychopathologic disorders can be both somatogenic and psychogenic. Schizophrenia is the most common psychological disorder and is characterised by hallucinations, delusions and disorganised thoughts. Psychosis is another serious mental disorder that have symptoms like false beliefs, sleep problems, incoherent speech and social withdrawal. Psychoactive drugs are the chemical substances that act on the central nervous system altering the brain functions temporarily. They can be used recreationally to improve one’s consciousness or as medications. Overuse or abuse of these drugs can result in addiction and other risks.

  • Track 1-1 Psychopathology-Classification and Disorders
  • Track 2-2 Psychosis and its Management
  • Track 3-3 Schizophrenia
  • Track 4-4 Psychoactive Drugs- Classification and Addiction
  • Track 5-5 Abuse and Risk Factors of Drugs

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