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psychotropic

[¦sī·kə¦träp·ik]
(psychology)
Pertaining to any drug or agent having a particular affinity for or effect on the psyche.
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1) Table 2: Disparities Analyses (FY 1995-2006): Percent Difference ([DELTA]) in Spending or Likelihood of Use, Blacks or Latinos versus Whites, Stratified by SUD Comorbidity Status Group by SUD Psychotropic Drugs Total Mental Health Comorbidity Status [DELTA] [beta] [beta] [DELTA] A.
According to Frank, Conti, and Goldman (2005), expenditures on psychotropic drugs (medications prescribed to improve behavior) in 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2001 were, in billions, $2.
Medicaid, consequently, is an important source of health coverage for people who might benefit most from the newer psychotropic drugs, yet cannot afford them.
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.
Current data suggest that optimal dosages of many cardiovascular or psychotropic drugs are lower in Dominicans and Puerto Ricans and higher in Mexican Americans, compared with other racial/ethnic groups, for example.
The authors also explain concepts like therapeutic community, social learning theory, and psychiatric rehabilitation, as well as the effect of the development of psychotropic drugs and psychopharmacology.
Critical to the development and future use of psychotropic drugs like Prozac is the concept of a happiness "set point," corresponding to one's normal level of happiness and derived from an individual's biological makeup.
Takeshi Sato, head of Konodai Hospital of the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, told a meeting in Tokyo the girl only showed symptoms similar to those of CJD patients -- staggering, memory loss and dementia -- due to the side effects of psychotropic drugs she took.
He explores how the states increased police power, muddled what seem to be obvious current distinctions in sexual acts, stripped the accused of basic constitutional protections, expanded institutional populations, and practiced new treatments such as shock-therapy, psychosurgery, and psychotropic drugs.
If the legacy of May '68, with its universalist claims to individual freedom, has really amounted to nothing more than dysfunctional families, psychotropic drugs, and swingers' clubs (changistes), then maybe France really does need a Sartre to lead it out of the darkness.
After having become sensitized to formaldehyde and other chemicals as a result of my work, I have found that the medical community knows little or nothing about occupational exposures of women to formaldehyde and seem to only offer a diagnosis of stress, treatment with psychotropic drugs, and a referral to a psychiatrist.
The new monthly provides the latest information on the psychotropic drugs being used to treat behavioral and mental health disorders in children and adolescents, drug side effects and interactions, case studies, typical doses and resource references.