You know guys, for severe anxiety and depression, pharmaceuticals are an option. I heard they are called psychotropic drugs.
Never heard that term before!
Basically, they are drugs that affect behaviour, mood, thoughts and perception.
Can you identify examples of psychotropic drugs for us?
Sure, Deann! For anxiety, there's Alprazolam (Xanax); for ADHD - amphetamine (Adderall); for depression, there's Duloxetine (Cymbalta). Oh! there's also Risperidone (Risperdal). That is used for bipolar disorder and even schizoprenia.
Psychotropic drugs are drugs that affect behaviour, mood, thoughts or perception (Ghoshal, 2019). It includes prescription drugs and other commonly misued drugs.
Psychotropics are a wide catetegorization of drugs that treat distinct conditions by adjusting the levels of brain chemicals, or neurotransmitters, like dopamine, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), norepinephrine, and serotonin.