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Final Exam - Describe the history of antipsychotic drugs...

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Describe the history of antipsychotic drugs (what they say about the mechanism) Controversial relationship between psychiatrist and pharmaceutical company Summarize + conclusions drawn from the trials Bipolar Each essay will be graded on content, organization as well as mechanics. They are worth 10 points each and should be no more than 300 words. I expect that you will be able to answer them in a few well crafted paragraphs. Quotes are not allowed and the essays should be in everyday language. Any information you obtain from other sources should be noted. I suggest you work on the essays in your own personal word processing software and then copy and paste the text into the box. If you would like to expand or to narrow your thesis of each essay, feel free as long as you can express the depth of your understanding of the area. I'm looking to see that you can understand and translate clinical neuropsychology information. If you have any questions, please contact me. I'll be in my office during the last hour of your exam time. 1. Describe the history of antischizophrenic drugs and what these drugs have suggested about the mechanisms of schizophrenia. Be sure to describe this on the synaptic, synaptic pathway, as well as on specific areas of the brain. Drugs involving the Dopamine pathway and the Serotonin pathways were developed in order to treat schizophrenia and treated positive and negative symptoms, respectively, but, the reason for their being effective was not known (at first). First generation antipsychotics (ie. Haldol) treated only positive symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, catatonia, and disorganized thinking
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