Definition of Psychotropic medication
Psychotropic medication: Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior. Some medications such as lithium, which may be used to treat depression, are psychotropic. Also called a psychodynamic medication.
From the Greek psycho-, the mind + trop, a turning = (capable of) turning the mind.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012