Altered States - Medically used to treat pain, cough...

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5/7/09 Hypnosis Systematic suggestive procedure Hypnotic susceptibility : individual differences in hypnotic suggestiveness 10% and 10% = expectations Effects produced through hypnosis: Anesthesia Sensory distortions and hallucinations
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5/7/09 Meditation = practices that train attention to heighten awareness and bring mental processes under greater voluntary control Yoga, Zen, transcendental meditation (TM) Potential physiological benefits Similar to effective relaxation procedures Meditation: Pure Consciousness or Relaxation
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5/7/09 Narcotics (opiates) – pain relieving Sedatives – sleep inducing Stimulants – increase CNS activity Hallucinogens – distort sensory and perceptual experience Cannabis – produce mild, relaxed euphoria Principal Abused Drugs and Their
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5/7/09 Narcotics (opiates) From the poppy plant Parasympathetic nervous system Morphine, Heroine, Opium
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Unformatted text preview: Medically used to treat pain, cough suppressant and diarrhea 5/7/09 Stimulants Increase alertness Sympathetic nervous system Cocaine, amphetamines, MDMA, ephedrine, caffeine, etc. Psychological uses: Narcolepsy, ADHD, depression, marital counseling (not widespread use) 5/7/09 Depressants (Sedatives) Decrease alertness/awareness Acts on the CNS Alcohol, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepine Psychological/Medical uses: anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, anesthesia 5/7/09 Hallucinogens (Psychoactive) Affect consciousness, emotion, thought, mood, perceptions, etc. Also act on CNS but in a very different way LSD, Mushrooms, Peyote, Mescaline, Cannabis, 5/7/09 Mechanisms and Dependence Mechanisms of drug action Effects on neurotransmitters Mesolimbic dopamine pathway Drug dependence Physical dependence Psychological dependence Drugs and health...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jaggard during the Fall '07 term at Indiana State University .

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