Psychoactive drugs

Do we need to know about drugs affect consciousness, etc?

Im not sure because in my textbook it is a part of the consciousness unit but maybe it is considered clinical because it is the effect of drugs?

We don’t know for sure what will be on the test, but psychoactive drugs are fair game. We cover them in the Biological Bases for Behavior unit, which is on the test.

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It’s important to be familiar with the effects of drug categories, and in which category drugs belong (stimulant, depressant, hallucinogen).

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The only thing that is eliminated from Altered Consciousness for certain is hypnosis. The rest is fair game. At this point, understanding the three categories of stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens would be a good start.

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