The Effects Of Medication On The Body

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Psychopharmacology deals with the study of how medication is used to treat mental disorders. This approach comes with ongoing learning of the effects of medication on the body, and also how the body impacts medication. This however, does not exclude therapy with the client. Psychiatrists and other trained medical doctors utilize this area for the treatment of patients with mental disorders. Sociocultural perspective is based on the position that the environment, social and cultural influences affect a person’s behaviour. The main person is this school of thought is Lev S. Vygotsky (1896- 1934) who believed that schools, classrooms, and other environment played a key role in the cognitive development of children (Valenzuela, 2002). He thought that children were able to learn through interaction with their teachers because cognitive development precedes learning. Children are also able to learn through imitation of others. After this step is accomplished, they will go on to learning from intrinsic methods such as memory. Cognitive psychology supports the view that a person’s thoughts have a major effect on their emotions, and therefore seeks to get a person to break negative thought patterns. This approach looks at the relationship between behaviour and the thought process, and understands how an individual thought process would influence how they view a particular situation (Fritscher, 2016). In addition, Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a psychologist who specialized in the
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