Module 54 - 01:47 Biomedical therapy- prescribed...

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01:47 Biomedical therapy - prescribed medications or medical procedures that act directly on the patient’s nervous system Psychopharmacology - the study of the effects of drugs on mind and behavior Tardive dyskinesia - involuntary movements of the facial muscles, tongue, and limbs; a possible neurotoxic side effect of long-term use of antipsychotic drug that target D2 dopamine receptors Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - a biomedical therapy for severely depressed patients in which a brief electric current is sent through the brain of an anesthetized patient Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)- the application of repeated pulses of magnetic energy to the brain; used to stimulate or suppress brain activity Psychosurgery - surgery that removes or destroys brain tissue in an effort to change behavior Lobotomy - a now-rare psychosurgical procedure once used to calm uncontrollably emotional or violent patients. The procedure cut the nerves that connect the frontal lobes to the emotion-controlling centers of the inner brain
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Maas during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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