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What are some drugs that can be used for the psychotropic system?

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Rajive Goel 2 Nov 2010

Psychiatric medications are prescribed for the management of mental and emotional disorders. There are 6 major classes of psychiatric medications:

1. Antidepressants, which are used to treat disparate disorders such as clinical depression, dysthymia, anxiety, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder.

2. Stimulants, which are used to treat disorders such as attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy and to suppress the appetite.

3. Antipsychotics, which are used to treat psychoses, schizophrenia and mania.

4. Mood stabilizers, which are used to treat bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder.

5. Anxiolytics, which are used to treat anxiety disorders.

6. Depressants, which are used as hypnotics, sedatives, and anesthetics.

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