Class Notes - 11-30-07

Class Notes - 11-30-07 - Psychology Class Notes 11/30/07...

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Psychology – Class Notes – 11/30/07 “Alternative Approaches to Treatment” Attendance Wrap-up Biological Approaches Introduce Other Treatments REVIEW Variety of Approaches - Behavioral - Cognitive - Psychodynamic - Biological - Combination therapies - Remember etiology is rarely mono-causal so treatment approach shouldn’t be either . TREATMENT: BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES Antipsychotics (neuroleptics) o SEVERE adverse side effects Antidepressants Lithium Carbonate – o Typically treats bipolar disorder o Toxic dose is very close to the useful dose – need close monitoring SSRIs block the serotonin reuptake sites, allowing serotonin to remain active in the synapse longer Dopamine produces its effects by activating dopamine receptors on postsynaptic neurons. Many antipsychotics appear to act by blocking dopamine receptors.
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation A dramatic approach to treating depression – actively used in the United States o
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Sarahconklin during the Fall '07 term at Allegheny.

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