psychotherapeutic drugs

psychotherapeutic drugs

[-ther′əp(y)o̅o̅′tik]
Etymology: Gk, psyche, mind, therapeutike, medical practice; Fr, drogue
drugs that are prescribed for their effects in relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental disorders.
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Past month nonmedical use of types of psychotherapeutic drugs, persons age 12 or older: 2002-2012
Indeed, many such violent acts involve psychotherapeutic drugs.
1million persons aged 12 or older reported the nonmedical use of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past month.
1 million persons aged 12 or older reported the non-medical use of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past month (1).
As defined by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the non-medical use of prescription drugs is the ingestion of prescription-type psychotherapeutic drugs (pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, sedatives) by individuals without a specific prescription (Colliver, Kroutil & Gfroerer 2006).
7%) used prescription-type psychotherapeutic drugs nonmedically.
Cardiovascular drugs accounted for $33 billion; central nervous system drugs cost $28 billion; psychotherapeutic drugs cost more than $17 billion; and hormones cost $14 billion.
21) The next row in table 3 indicates that this price acceleration was particularly marked in the antidepressant subclass of psychotherapeutic drugs.
The psychotherapeutic drug market, comprised of drugs like Prozac, Zoloft and Ritalin, which are prescribed to treat conditions of depression, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and other related disorders, is worth an estimated $37 billion, according to "World Market for Psychotherapeutic Drugs" (Kalorama Information, NY, January 2007), and segment revenues are forecasted to grow more than 50% by 2010.
Figure 11 Percent of Enrollees with Prescribed Psychotherapeutic Drugs, by Number of Symptoms and Recalled Diagnosis of Psychiatric Condition: 2001 [GRAPHIC OMITTED] * One possible indication of the extent to which depression is not treated is the proportion of enrollees using psychotherapeutic drugs.
When the claims data indicate that psychotherapeutic drugs were prescribed, we consider the number of days of treatment provided by the prescription as the time period over which an individual received care.