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psy·cho·trop·ic a·gent

a chemical compound that influences the human psyche.
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found out that psychotropic agents especially, SSRIs, valproic acid as mood stabilizers, stimulants and atypical antipsychotics are being used 3.9 times more in 1998 then in 1991 (21).
* Hepatotoxicity with psychotropic agents is uncommon with standard dosing.
It may be that for certain groups of patients, "specific psychotropic medications could have a greater likelihood of response and tolerability based on clinical characteristics such as psychiatric comorbidities, medical comorbidities that could be exacerbated by psychotropic medication side effects, or family member history of response to a particular psychotropic agent," Dr.
The use of lithium as a psychotropic agent dates back more than a half-century, and it remains the only agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.
There are, however, many patients for whom a combination of psychotropic agents can be beneficial.
A review of the literature does not support the claim that newer psychotropic agents are more effective from either a clinical or an economic perspective.
Objective: To assess parental practices and attitude regarding administration of psychotropic agents in their children suffering from psychiatric disorders.
* Drug induced rhinitis are aspirin, NSAIDS, beta blockers, ace inhibitors, methyldopa, oral contraceptives, psychotropic agents and nasal topical agents (Oxymetazoline, naphazoline, xylometazoline) may induce symptoms of rhinitis when they are administered topically or systematically.
Suboptimal blood vitamin D status are common among certain other groups, including the obese, those with impaired gastrointestinal absorption of vitamin D, those taking anti-epileptic or psychotropic agents, and institutionalized persons, such as those in nursing homes, group homes, and developmental disability centers (less sun exposure).
In addition, the assessment of confounding variables did not include psychotropic agents other than SSRIs and benzodiazepines.