Why zoloft, valium, xanax... are not called medications? Why drugs?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    They are called medications. A psychiatrist would not call your meds "drugs." BUT, medications are drugs. By definition, they alter the function of the body.

    Definitions below:

    A medication is any drug taken to cure or reduce the symptoms of an illness or ongoing medical condition.

    A drug is any chemical or biological substance, synthetic or non-synthetic, that when taken into the organism's body, will in some way alter the functions of that organism

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are also called medications. Some dr. call them drugs.

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