refers to mechanisms used to increase the effectiveness of psychotropic drugs- primarily by adding other agents. Augmentation strategies are commonly used in the treatment of depression - for example, the addition of other antidepressants, lithium, thyroid hormones, or stimulants.

AUGMENTATION STRATEGIES: "The doctor used augmentation strategies in order to increase the effects of the drugs he or she had prescribed to the depressed patient."
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