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Term: Psychotropics

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-01-29


Medications designed to influence the mind, emotions, and behavior. Includes antipsychotics, antidepressants, antianxiety agents, anti-panic agents, mood stabilizers, stimulants, opioids and hallucinogens (Miller and Keane, 2003).

Additional Information

  • see Table 2.2 in Chateau et al. (2015) for examples of psychotropic drugs associated with the quality indicators used in this study.

Related terms 


  • Miller BF, Keane CB. Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2003.(View)

Term used in 

  • Chateau D, Enns M, Ekuma O, Koseva I, McDougall C, Kulbaba C, Allegro E. Evaluation of the Manitoba IMPRxOVE Program. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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