(Psychotropic Drugs are the Medications that Affect the Central Nervous System)
Most psychotropic drugs are prescribed by therapist or health care provider to treat a diagnosed mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder.
The different types of psychotropic drugs include antipsychotics, anti-depressants, anti-obsessive agents, antianxiety agents, mood stabilizers, stimulants, and anti-panic agents. They work in different ways to address symptoms and causes of various disorders.
Symptoms of psychosis include:
• Difficulty concentrating
• Depressed mood
• Sleeping too much or not enough
• Withdrawal from family and friends
• Disorganized speech, such as switching topics erratically
• Suicidal thoughts or actions