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Psychopharmacology is defined as the management of psychiatric illness using medication such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications. It is the sub-area of Pharmacology that concerns the effects of drugs on behavior
psychophysiological assessment refers to measurement of changes in the nervous system reflecting psychological or emotional events such as anxiety, stress , and sexual arousal.

Psychosexual development refers to the blending of sexual aspects of one’s development with other psychological factors

Psychosexual Disorder refers to sexual disorders which are assumed to be due to psychological factors . The Symptoms Of Psychosexual Disorders are: Patient unable to experience sexual arousal in normal conditions with adult members of the opposite sex. Patient able to experience sexual arousal in abnormal conditions not natural to the sexual urges of healthy humans. Patient may frequently be in denial of need for treatment . This is a classic symptom. Patient may have persecution complex , believing that treatment is persecution for his difference . Patient may be easily offended by descriptions or questions regarding his condition or activities. Patient may have little or no contact with family members. There are various mental disorders falling into the category of psychosexual. These include all mental impairments which cause the patient an inability to function as a normal member of society and deal with the opposite sex in a healthy manner.

Psychosexual stages is a term which according to psychoanalytic theory refers to the normal sequence of development through which each individual passes between infancy and adulthood.

- Psychosexual stages of development : psychosexual stages of development refers to Psychoanalytic concept of the sequence of phases a person passes through during development. Each stage is named for the location on the body where Id gratification is maximal at that time.

Psychosis refers to behavior involving loss of contact with reality.

Psychosocial of or pertaining to the interaction between social and psychological factors.

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