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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
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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