britney psych 5 - Dealing with Imblalance Psychology 2...

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Dealing with Imblalance Psychology
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Biochemical research - Hormone imbalance Depression due to malfunction of hypothalamus Abnormality may have to do with control of hormone production Some evidence: Depressives show abnormal hormone levels People w/abnormal hormone activity are often depressed Brains of depressives show neural abnormalities Altering hormone levels is effective treatment for some 2
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Biochemical research - Neurotransmitter imbalance Catecholamine hypothesis Mania: levels of norepinephrine Depression: levels of norepinephrine Impossible to analyze brain tissue samples of manics & depressives to test hypothesis Rather, reliance on drugs' ability to increase or decrease norepinephrine 3
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Biochemical research - Neurotransmitter imbalance Serotonin may be involved also An amino acid that serotonin level is Probably both serotonin & norepinephrine are involved 4
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 3140 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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