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Addition of medication for challenging behavior
I have added, under psychiatric use, medication as a treatment or aid for overcoming challenging behavior. I believe it is important readers know about a broader range of medicinal uses for the psychotropic medication. Small edit for a first timer who is trying to learn the basics.
Dacplayer96 (talk) 07:45, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
DEFINITION OF PSYCHOACTIVE WITH REFERENCE - FIRST SENTENCE LEAD
I am concerned that the first sentence which defines the term "psychoactive drug" has as its reference an Australian online text with no references. Can anyone provide a definition from a recent peer reviewed article or psychiatric textbook? IiKkEe (talk) 08:15, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I respect that there are mentions of Timothy Leary in this article, since he was one of the most important figures regarding drugs in general, but this specific chapter (regarding set and setting) is inappropriate in this article since it has to do with psychedelic drugs specifically, not psychoactive drugs generally (that defines a major difference between the two actually, since your set/setting don't matter when you seek your desired effects by biological means (i.e. by using non-psychedelic drugs) but are tremendously important when using psychedelic, which have subjective effects and are not biologically euphoriant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:53, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
The last sentence states the model can be applied to other drugs than psychedelics. It is sourced to a book I do not have access to so I cannot verify its accuracy. One might reasonably see that set and setting have much lower weight compared to dose for non-psychedelics so the model would still be valid. Sizeofint (talk) 22:09, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Where did the person who took the picture at the top right of the page get the drugs in question? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:49, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
You would have to ask User:Thoric as he is apparently the original uploader. Sizeofint (talk) 11:09, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I took the photo at an acquaintance's apartment over ten years ago. They had a wide variety of substances in their collection at the time, so I got them to organize them onto a piece of paper so that I might take a picture of it for this article. I've lost track of this person, and I'm fairly certain they are no longer in possession of any of this stuff as it was so long ago. --Thoric (talk) 17:38, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
I updated the picture as it appears the image itself has the correct listing, but the page contains "alcohol" as the first in the list, while alcohol does not appear in the image at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:45, 17 October 2018 (UTC)