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psy·cho·trop·ic drug

any drug that affects the mind.

psychotropic drug

Psychoactive drug Pharmacology A drug that affects brain activities associated with mental processes and behavior Categories Anti-psychotics; antidepressants; antianxiety drugs or anxiolytics; hypnotics. See Antidepressant, antipsychotic, Anxiolytic, Hypnotic.

psychotropic drug

A drug that affects psychic function, behavior, or experience. Many drugs can be classed as intentionally psychotropic, but many other drugs also occasionally may produce undesired psychotropic side effects.
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The data was collected through the questionnaire which includes demographic details, psychiatric symptoms, psychotropic medications, co morbidities, physical conditions, and adverse drug reactions, considering different geographical and practicing systems and available psychotropic drugs in the market.
Conclusion: Mostly parents were of the opinion that are of psychotropic drugs lead to certain side effects and somehow effects brain which may cause biological abnormalities resulting into several medical diseases.
Policy message: Regular medical checkups are needed in medical students for their indulgence in addictions like tobacco use and psychotropic drugs. Once convinced and practicing, they can better guide their patients and populations coming to them for various health issues.
One report suggests that for each unspecified tapering period, there should be a 100/0 reduction in dose, meaning that the psychotropic drug gets reduced by subsequent 10% reductions until the patient is comfortably off his/her medication.
We note that although psychotropic drugs are a critical component of high-quality schizophrenia care, higher psychotropic drug spending may not necessarily indicate higher quality of care.
NEW YORK--Sales of psychotropic drugs totaled $4.4 billion in 1991, more than double the market of five years earlier, according to research firm FIND/SVP.
Preschool-age children are being prescribed psychotropic drugs, despite limited evidence to support their safety or efficacy.
Major finding: The top psychotropic drug classes that adolescents report using are antidepressants and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications.
The legislation comes amid reports that despite recent reforms, rates of psychotropic drug use among Texas foster children remains high.
Psychotropic drug thefts grew to 77, about 1.7 times the number in 1998.
Active surveillance mechanisms for ascertaining subtle changes that the developing personality may undergo as a result of a psychotropic drug's impact on brain neurotransmitters should be developed."
LAHORE -- Announcing its plan to expand the operation against quackery and narcotics, the city administration claims to have confiscated 14,000 psychotropic drug injections during raids carried out by its teams.