Saturday, January 12, 2013

More info on Psychotropic Drugs

Addition information for

In Focus: Psychotropic Drugs and Foster Care  from the blog entry http://whateveryparentshouldknowaboutcps.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-focus-psychotropic-drugs-and-foster.html

What are Psychotropic Drugs?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Psychotropic+drugs

 

Noun
1.
psychoactive drug - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptionspsychoactive drug - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions

consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive substance

designer drug - a psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug; law was revised in 1986 to ban designer drugs

dronabinol - psychoactive substance present in marijuana; used therapeutically to control nausea associated with cancer therapy

drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

euphoriant - a psychoactive drug that tends to produce elation and euphoria

hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences

tetrahydrocannabinol, THC - psychoactive substance present in marijuana

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Definition of Psychotropic drug

Any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior. Some legal drugs, such as lithium for bipolar disorder, are psychotropic. Many illicit drugs, such as cocaine, are also psychotropic. Also known as psychodynamic drug.