Abnormal Psychology lecture 9

Abnormal Psychology - o Selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitors(SSRI’s most common prosac • Lithium o Primary choice of drug for bipolar

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Abnormal Psychology 10/7/11 Steps to revising cognitions: 1. Identify illogical cognitions (automatic thoughts) 2. Challenge them 3. Replace them with more logical cognitions 4. Do behavioral experiments to test/confirm the more logical cognition Psychological treatments: Bipolar Disorder Having some psychotherapy with medication helped the medication work better Psychotherapy can help manage how disorder interferes with daily life o Can help regulate sleep cycles and daily schedules o Increase family support and understanding of patient to help prevent relapse Medication compliance essential o May skip during manic episodes o Self- monitoring log Psychotropic treatment of mood disorders Antidepressants o Tricyclic o Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors
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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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