Medicines given to control regular symptoms of mental illness, not psychotic symptoms.
(s?¯´´ko-tro¯p´pik) The class of drugs that alters conscious experience.
Chemicals that alter feelings, emotions, and consciousness in a variety of ways; used in the practice of psychiatry to treat a wide range of mental and emotional illnesses.
Psychotropic drugs alter a chemical imbalance in the brain, thereby affecting the overall behavior of the patient.
Drugs which affect mood, eg., antidepressants, stimulants, tranquillisers.
A group of drugs used to treat mental disorders and diseases.