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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.
- Fall '08