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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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Typically, donors cannot be taking lithium, experiencing active hallucinations, receiving [Greater than or equal to] 3 psychotropic medications, or have had a psychiatric hospitalization in the past 12 months.
Much of the earlier social work literature from the 1970s and 1980s depicts the profession's view of psychotropic medication treatment as suspicious and negative (for example, Berg & Wallace, 1987; Davidson & Jamison, 1983; Matorin & De Chillo, 1984).
Social workers' views about psychotropic drugs may be associated with both professional and personal factors.
The study found that psychotropic drug prescriptions for teenagers in the United States skyrocketed 250 per cent between 1994 and 2001.
The dramatic increase in psychotropic drug prescription occurred despite the fact that few psychotropic drugs--typically prescribed for ADHD, depression and other mood disorders I are approved for use in children under 18.
This article focuses on how the increased prescription of psychotropic medications to school-aged children is affecting schools and school counselors.
Physicians, teachers, parents, and students vary in the degree to which they support the diagnosis of ADHD and subsequent treatment with psychotropic medication, and school counselors are sometimes called upon to mediate when parties disagree.
In a 2004 report titled "Forgotten Children" that highlighted the overuse of psychotropic medication by foster children in Texas, then-state Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn wrote of a foster child who was prescribed 11 medications in one month, including two antidepressants and two stimulants to treat ADHD, at a cost of $1,088 to the state's Medicaid program.
Use of psychotropic medication was more common in older Hispanics than in older adults in any other racial/ethnic group in a survey of 1,862 community-dwelling adults aged 65-98 years.
This was where the staff learned their first lesson in behavioral management: the old adage "more is better" does not always hold true, especially with psychotropic medications.
Alternative treatments to drugs -- especially psychotropics -- should also be considered.
House Bill 838 "addresses the need to have our children that are receiving psychotropic drugs be seen by their prescribing physicians in person every 90 days," said Rep.