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Unformatted text preview: Psychology II Lecture 33 : Treatment Two broad approaches to treatment: 1. Psychotherapy (e.g., talk therapy) 2. Medical/biological treatments (e.g., drugs, surgery ) Three broad classes of pharmacological treatments 1. Antidepressants 2. Anxiolytics (Anti-Anxiety) 3. Antipsychotics Antidepressants a class of drugs that help lift peoples mood most common antidepressants influence serotonin and norepinephrine, but do so in different ways Antidepressants Monoamine oxidase inibitors (MAOIs) and Tricyclics rarely prescribed because of side effects SSRIs : most commonly used today (Prozac). Milder side effects (dry mouth, lowered sexual interest) SNRIs: (Effexor, Antidepressants Can take up to a month before they start to have an effect on mood Can also be used in treatment of anxiety Can be dangerous if used to treat depressive phase of bipolar disorder manic flip No better than placebo?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course CHEMISTRY 1a taught by Professor Nitsche during the Fall '11 term at Southwestern.

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