Module 54 - Module 54: The Biomedical Therapies Biomedical...

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Module 54: The Biomedical Therapies Biomedical therapy: prescribed medications or medical procedures that act directly on the patient’s nervous system. Drug Therapies Psychopharmacology: the study of the effects of drugs on mind and behaviour. Double-blind technique: evaluates the effectiveness of new drugs; how it works: half the patients receive the drug, the other half a placebo, no one knows who gets which to eliminate bias. Antipsychotic Drugs Antipsychotic drugs dampen responsiveness to irrelevant stimuli, and have been used effectively to treat schizo accompanied by positive symptoms. First-gen. antipsychotic drugs produced… Tardive dyskinesia: involuntary movements of the facial muscles, tongue, and limbs; a possible neurotoxic side effect of long-term use of antipsychotic drugs that target D2 dopamine receptors. Second-gen. drugs targeted D1 receptors, affecting metabolism, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. Antianxiety Drugs
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