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The Malfunctioning Mind
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Schizophrenia: Dopamine Hypothesis Hypothesis that symptoms can be at least party explained by over activity of dopaminergic systems.
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Schizophrenia: Treatment Atypical antipsychotics: work on serotonin receptors as well as dopamine receptors (olanzapine, risperidone). Reduce side affects associated with conventional antipsychotic medications. Conventional antipsychotics: work on dopamine receptors to treat primary symptoms (Halodol, Mellaril). However, also produce a number of unpleasant side affects such as Parkinson’s like symptoms.
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Video 28
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Anxiety Disorders Panic Attack: Sudden, intense fear associated with sympathetic ANS activation. Agoraphobia: Fear of places or situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing. Specific Phobia: Spiders, snakes, heights, etc. Social Phobia: Anxiety for social or performance-related situations. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Obsessions cause anxiety; Compulsions relieve anxiety. PTSD: Reexperiencing of a traumatic event. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Persistent and excessive anxiety.
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Anxiety Disorders: Treatments Therapy: Exposure Medications: Beta-Blockers: (Social phobia); Reduce heart rate, BP, sweating, tremors. Block the effects of norepinephrine.
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 253 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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