Psychotherapeutic agents are used to treat psychosis, which refers to a group of mental disorders for example depression, schizophrenia, manic-depressive disorders and so on. They affect mood and behavior. The different class of psychotherapeutic agents would work differently. They may produce their effects by receptor block, inhibition of transporters, and by other mechanisms. The clinical benefits of these drugs may take weeks to appear.
Please refer to the drug classes listed below for further information.