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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 16: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy Psychopharmacology Antidepressants o , Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor o All of these drugs have side effects, takes about three weeks for it to begin working, negative reaction usually happens after the first pill o Always start with the lowest dose possible o Can be very helpful for OCD o Do not mix alcohol and antidepressants o Cannot just stop taking it, instead titrate it down Anti-anxiety drugs (Benzodiazepines) o Xanax, Ataivan, Klonopin, Busbar o Very addictive, begin at a very low dose o In your bloodstream very quickly (couple hours) o Temporary medication Bipolar Depression o Lithium Carbonate (salt), Depakote (newer drug but has side effects) o Lithium is often the drug of choice Schizophrenia o Haldol, Clozapine, Thorazine, Abilify, Seroquel o Brain disorder goal of these drugs is to tone down voices and to get thinking back to logical o For many schizophrenics, these drugs do not work o The person needs to be responsible enough to take the medication o Once on the drugs, they cannot go off them Treatment for Personality Disorders...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PS 101 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Fall '07 term at BU.
- Fall '07