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?
psychoactive drug - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
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
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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.