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mental%20illness%202007 - Disorders Neurological vs....

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Disorders Neurological vs. Psychiatric Parkinsons Alzheimers Huntingtons General Paresis of insane Schizophrenia Depression/Bipolar Anxiety Disorders Single Brain Area Damaged Single Cause (infection) Psychotherapy (Learning)
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Anxiety Disorders (Panic, Phobias, OCD) 15% of all Americans Increased vigilance Avoidance Sympathetic response HPA axis activation
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H ypothalamic, P ituitary, A drenal Axis
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Treatments 80% respond to treatment Benzodiazapine (anxiolytic) Immediate SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants Delayed Psychotherapy Delayed
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Mood Disorders (Major Depression Major Depression 6-20% of individuals during lifetime 2-3 % of us at any on time 1.5-3 times more common in first degree relatives More common in women 15% suicide rate in untreated depression
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Phenotype No longer responds to surroundings but instead persists in a state of low mood with little ability to feel joy. Mood
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course NEUR 10 taught by Professor Stein/paradiso during the Fall '07 term at Brown.

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