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Biomedical Therapies Drugs ECT Psychosurgery Antipsychotics Used in: Schizophrenia When symptoms are positive (e.g., hallucinations): Clozapine When symptoms are negative (e.g., flat affect): Chlorpromazine/Thorazine Antianxiety or Anxiolytics Used in: Anxiety Disorders Xanax Antidepressants Used in: Depression Fluoxetine/Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil SSRI drugs Mood stabilizer Used in: Bipolar Disorder Lithium Electroconvulsive Therapy Used in: Depression Works for 80% or more of the severely depressed and suicidal Lobotomy Other brain surgery
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Unformatted text preview: It is important to remember that biomedical therapies are almost always used in conjunction with psychological therapies: Examples 1) In phobias, behavior therapy is usually the choice 2) In mild depression, cognitive therapy or humanistic therapies might be better 3) Group and family therapies are also common and have been shown to be effective in many disorders Also, remember to read the textbook to know the mechanism by which these drugs act. For example, you should know what an SSRI is....
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