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1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons
2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
3. drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market


Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.


principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil


The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship you have with drugs in your daily life and whether they are doctor prescribed or not. If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do, and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief. The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives. The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.
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Jellinek speculated that increased treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, the availability of longer-lasting stimulants, and a better understanding of how to use psychotropic drugs to treat depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders in adolescents had a positive effect at least on some of the increases.
This can be a rather complex process and, to help facilitate it, I tend to think of psychotropic drug use in terms of a scale - inappropriate use on one end, appropriate use on the other.
We desired to reduce, and eliminate over time, physical restraint usage and to have medications, particularly psychotropic drugs, monitored for utilization, with a goal of reduction/elimination as early as feasible.
By integrating our clinical experience with Value Behavioral Health's care management, we have the opportunity to optimize care and help control the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs.
The factor most strongly associated with both the use of any psychotropic drugs and the use of multiple psychotropic drugs was comorbidity, particularly comorbid seizures, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression.
Pharmacists' strong unwillingness to sell psychotropic drugs is likely directly linked to the close monitoring of sales by both the Health Ministry and the Pharmacists' Syndicate.
However, if the prescribing clinician does not agree to any plan of psychotropic drug tapering, despite the patient's wishes and noted stability, it is entirely appropriate for the patient and the nonprescribing clinician to proceed with a tapering plan.
For psychotropic drug spending, we only included expenditures tied to pharmacy claims for classes of medications primarily used to manage psychiatric or substance use disorders (SUDs; list of drugs available upon request).
A bound-in CD-ROM and companion website offer numerous student and instructor resources, including clinical simulations, psychotropic drug monographs and movie viewing guides.
When decreasing a psychotropic drug, assess the resident for any signs or symptoms of the underlying disorder for which the drug was prescribed, since these can also contribute to weight loss.
There are no studies available on Medicaid psychotropic drug coverage, and this is a first step in understanding the availability of such drugs for patients with severe mental illness.
TEENAGED BOYS GOING TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE in the United States have a one-in-10 chance of being prescribed a psychotropic drug, according to a Brandeis University study in the January issue of the journal Psychiatric Services.