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1

prescription drugs designed to treat mental illnesses

psychotropics

2

a person who has been clinically diagnosed with a mental illness and a psychoactive substance use disorder

dually diagnosed client

3

the first generation of antidepressants that prevents the breakdown of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. there are often called _

MAOIs

4

a generation of antidepressants that block the reuptake of serotonin and catecholame

tricyclics

5

the most prescribed generation of antidepressants that block the reuptake of serotonin.

SSRIs

6

a group of medications used to treat severe distortions in thought, perception and emotion that characterize psychosis; also called neuroleptics

antipsychotic

7

a state of mind in which thinking becomes irrational and/or disturbed and can manifest as delusions, hallucinations and/or other severe thought

psychosis