mood-altering

mood-altering

adj
having an effect on a person's mood
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Chemically dependent people have problems with mood-altering substances.
Young nightclubbers are popping Viagra pills and the generic version Zenegra, while countless gym junkies are addicted to mood-altering anabolic steroids.
It is a big responsibility to prescribe a mood-altering drug to someone who is developing and growing, so I have to be absolutely sure Ritalin is the correct treatment for any child I see.
Marijuana has been around for a long time, and as with all mood-altering chemicals, it can be seductive.
In a separate study of 277 undergraduates, 8% were pathologic, having four or more symptoms, such as tolerance, withdrawal, mood-altering use of the Internet, or evidence of academic, wor, or interpersonal problems.
Patricia Nixon Cox also cast doubt on the suggestion that Tricky Dicky Nixon took a mood-altering drug without a prescription while in the White House.
By contrast, Brave New World is feverishly astir with sexual promiscuity and diversion through avid consumption of consumer goods and mood-altering drugs.
Family influences -- such as expectations about alcohol's mood-altering effects based on a parent's alcoholic behavior -- may importantly predispose members of these groups to alcoholism, report psychologist Matt McGue of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his colleagues.
This is partly because the routine of caring for a new-born child is exhausting and partly because there are major fluctuations in mood-altering hormones at this time.
I am concerned about elevating candy, which contains no drug, no mood-altering substance, and nothing more out of the norm than vegetable/plant oil, to the level of an addictive substance.
Many mood-altering drugs cause a slowdown of brain metabolism that may play an important role in promoting further drug consumption, according to a report in the January ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY.
We've come a long way since that time--the new generations of pharmacologic adjunctive treatments have offered options with absolutely no mood-altering potential for abuse (naltrexone, acamprosate).