What Is A Psychotropic Medication?

Mental Health
5. Medication


What Is A Psychotropic Medication?

A psychotropic medication, sometimes referred to as a "psychiatric" or "psychoactive" medication, is any medicine that affects your mind, emotions, and behavior. Psychotropic medications are used to treat mental health problems, just as other medications are used to treat physical health problems.

Psychotropic medications are divided into types or classes. Different types of medications are used to treat different types of mental health problems.