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Psychoactive - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior

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Psychoactive is a general term that came into use about 1961. It describes a substance that affects the central nervous system, producing changes in mental activity and/or behavior. A psychoactive substance or process may affect the way an individual thinks or the manner in which the environment is perceived or experienced; it may change the behavior of an individual in a given situation.

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Psychopharmacology)

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