Psychotropic drugs are medicines which means a particular chemical material that affects primarily upon the nervous system. It indirectly affects brain function, which results in changes in mood, perception, understanding and behavior. It was reported that six percent of adolescents aged 12-19 years self-reported that they had taken a psychotropic medication in the past month, but only half had seen a mental health professional in the last year. Drugs like anti-depressants and medicine related to ADHD are used frequently by the adolescents. The negative effects of these medicines can be seen on the normal children. They start misbehaving, having mood swings and many other variants. An adolescent has to go through a difficult phase in his life, these medicines are thought of as saviors but are not. Lack of awareness and social pressure, these components can force the young-adult to take the medicine without a prescription. Psychotropic drugs are detrimental to the health. Guardians and parents should keep a look out for their loved ones and stop them from this abuse.
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