In cases such as personality disorder that are thought to not have biological roots, psychoactive medications are usually considered a secondary, or companion treatment to psychotherapy.
Psychoactive drugs should only be considered as a last treatment alternative, and extra caution should be used when they are prescribed for children.
People taking psychoactive medications often experience changes in the way they perceive things.
In addition, psychoactive drugs have an effect on consciousness.
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 33 (April-June 2001): 121-33.