HW9 - Drugs and Behavior Homework 9 Fall 2008 Name 1 Name...

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Drugs and Behavior, Homework 9, Fall 2008 Due: December 4, 2008 Name: 1. Name and describe the 3 major types of depression. (1pt) a. Unipolar depression consists of recurring episodes of dysphoria and negative thought b. Bipolar depression consists of alternating mania and depressive episodes c. Dysthymia is a low level state of depression that is long lasting and recurring 2. What are 4 risk factors for depression? (1pt) 4 risk factors for depression include genetics, gender, environmental stress, and altered biological rhythms. 3. Define the monoamine hypothesis of depression. What is the major neurotransmitter that is involved in depression? (1pt) The monoamine hypothesis of depression states that depression is the result of reduced levels and activity of monoamine neurotransmitters. The major neurotransmitter that is involved in depression is serotonin. 4. Describe the mechanism of action of the following treatments for depression: (3pts) a. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): MAOI’s inhibit the enzyme that is
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2009 for the course NROSCI 0081 taught by Professor Armandosignore during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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HW9 - Drugs and Behavior Homework 9 Fall 2008 Name 1 Name...

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