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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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To examine the use of psychotropic medication, the study compared:
The pattern of prescribing three or more psychotropic medications concurrently.
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 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.
Chapter 7 Use of psychotropic drugs in special patient groups
The rate of foster children prescribed psychotropic drugs has dropped from 42 percent in 2004 to 32 percent in 2012.
The proportions self-reporting use of psychotropic medications in the past 12 months were 33% of the Hispanic group, 23% of the Asians, 14% of the whites, and 8.
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.