Psych 1 Fair Game Final 16

Psych 1 Fair Game Final 16 - Basics of treatment for...

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TA Sections Signs and symptoms of common mental disorders Signs- agitated, passive, looking down, acting hyper, slurred speech, crying spells, anger outbursts Symptoms – feeling worthless, hopeless, helpless, hyper, all-powerful, hearing voices or “seeing things”, feeling out of control of one’s mood, drug-taking/drinking, eating, gambling, sexual disorder Brain changes in Schizophrenia, ADHD Neurodevelopmental Disorder-may begin in utero with miswiring of brain, risk factors include genetics, mother’s exposure to viruses, damage to baby during birth, having older father; brains show greater shrinkage than normal-indicates loss of gray matter in brain – involving attention, movement, memory, changes-visible by adolescence, sweep rapidly ADHD- people with it show 3-5 year delays in development of certain brain areas
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Unformatted text preview: Basics of treatment for Depression, Mania, Anxiety, OCD, Schizophrenia, ADHD Depression-many changes in brain-loss of gray matter in neocortex, reduced levels of neurotransmitters in certain brain areas, psychotherapy and/or meds can reverse changes; antidepressants selectively block reuptake of serotonin-, Prozac, Paxil, Celex, -side effects-nausea, insomnia; all restore loss of grey matter in neocortex, serotonin- helps regulate mood Mania-opposite of depression, racing thoughts, impulsive, insomnia; excessive PKC; treat with PKC drugs Anxiety-regulated in brain by 2 main neurotransmitters-both inhibit GABA(gamma-amino butyric acid) and serotonin; many durgs immediately reduce anxiety by mimicking GABA...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course PSY 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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