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Unformatted text preview: o Selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), most common prosac • Lithium o Primary choice of drug for bipolar disorder Often effectively treats manic episodes 50% respond well Look back in book about mood disorders and the percentages of combining treatments and treatments alone and their effectiveness Electroconvulsive Therapy • For severe depression with no response to other less invasive treatments • Brief (<1) electric shock to brain leading to convulsions lasting few minutes o May increase level of serotonin, block stress hormones, promote neurogenesis in hippocampus • 6-10 treatments, once every other day • 50% benefit, 60% of cases relapse...
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1402 taught by Professor Held during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.
- Fall '11