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Therapy Psychotherapy- treatment designed to help with problems - Mental - Emotional - Behavioral
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Historical Treatment of Psychological Disorders Exorcism Lobotomy Electric shock treatment
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Our methods have changed, but the problem has not - How do we help people recover from psychological disorders? - Benefits to the community - Benefits to the individual
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Therapy We now use a cocktail approach - Aka integrative - Different problems have different solutions - Drug therapy - Insight therapy - Environmental therapy
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Drug Therapy Some disorders are chemical in nature. - Imbalance of neurotransmitters - Hormonal imbalance These therapies try and regulate brain chemistry. Drugs should be used as a last resort!
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Use with Caution We still don't really understand how/why these drugs work! The drug does not just affect the problematic part of the brain-it affects your whole body! Some intense side effects
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Antipsychotic Drugs Reduce the positive symptoms of schizophrenia Usually a dopamine antagonist - Blocks dopamine in the brain - Doesn't work on (-) symptoms Dopamine alone doesn't account for schizophrenia
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Antipsychotic Drugs Side Effects: - Drowsiness - Blurry vision - Tardive dyskinesia – involuntary movement of the jaw, mouth, and face
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Antidepressant Drugs Modulate availability of NTs associated w/ mood disorders Most common – SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) Prolongs the effects of serotonin
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Researchers do not know how/why these medications affect mood Helps in 50% of cases
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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