Psychotropic substances, or psychoactive drugs, can alter mental state and behavior. Examples include alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stimulants, and hallucinogens. The history of these substances dates back to ancient times when their mind-altering properties were discovered. Synthetic psychotropic drugs have since been developed and widely used.
In addiction treatment, understanding the role of these substances is crucial. Rehabs help individuals overcome dependence, detoxify safely, and learn coping strategies to manage cravings and prevent relapse. It’s important to note that using psychotropic substances can have severe health consequences, including overdose and psychological complications.
Psychotropic drugs affect awareness, behavior, mood, perception, or sensation.
They are classified into five types: antianxiety, antidepressants, antipsychotics, hypnotics, and mood-stabilizing drugs. These drugs impact neurotransmitters like dopamine, GABA, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
- Antianxiety drugs, like benzodiazepines, enhance GABA effects, causing calmness. Buspirone acts on serotonin receptors.
- Antidepressants, such as SSRIs and MAOIs, elevate mood by inhibiting neurotransmitter reabsorption.
- Antipsychotic drugs are categorized into typical (blocking dopamine receptors) and atypical (inhibiting various neurotransmitters).
- Mood stabilizers like lithium and carbamazepine modulate neurotransmitter activity for mood disorders.
- Stimulant-type psychotropic drugs increase catecholamine neurotransmitters and treat ADHD.
Side effects vary; benzodiazepines can cause dependence, while buspirone has lower abuse potential. Antidepressants, antipsychotics, and stimulants have their own side effects, including sleepiness, tremors, and metabolic risks.
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