PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS

A class of drugs with significant effect on thinking, perception, emotion and other psychological processes. Psychoactive drugs are sometimes taken in a deliberate attempt by the user to alter perception and consciousness. Psychoactives also include antidepressants, sedative and hypnotics. Also referred to as psychotropics.

PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS: "Psychoactive drugs can become an abused substance in those prone to addictive behavior."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychoactive-drugs/ (accessed February 18, 2020).
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