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Relating to or denoting drugs that affect a person's mental state.
- ‘It now constitutes a criminal offense to supply a person with narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, or to incite other persons to use such drugs or substances, even when no material or personal benefit is intended.’
- ‘The immediate impact of psychotropic drugs on one's mental condition, for better or for worse, provides experimental proof for the relative materiality of our minds.’
- ‘The benzodiazepines are psychotropic which means turning to the mind and so they have mind-altering effects.’
- ‘Tran is supposed to be on psychotropic drugs to control her mental illness.’
- ‘The use of psychotropic drugs complicates the ongoing assessment of mental status, can impair the patient's ability to understand or cooperate with treatment, and is associated with a greater incidence of falls.’
A psychotropic drug.
- ‘Every single psychotropic on the previous list has been tested with a taper since I inherited this patient several years ago.’
- ‘While TCAs were the most prescribed psychotropic in 1988, by 1994, SSRI prescriptions nearly reached their numbers.’
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