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Unformatted text preview: Therapy PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann 1 Overview Biological Basis of Disorders Treating the Body Cognitive Basis of Disorders Treating the Mind Social Basis of Disorders Treating the Environment 2 Biological Factors Include physical problems with the body, brain, as well as genetic influences Neurotransmitter imbalances: Dopamine excess in schizophrenia Serotonin involved in mood disorders, but how is less clear Structural problems in the brain: Schizophrenia associated with enlarged ventricles 3 From Disorders lectures Historical Biomedical Therapies Early (Ineffective!!!) Therapy Trepanning: Drilling a hole in the skull to release evil spirits Torture OR Exorcism: To drive out evil spirits Changes in Diet and Exercise Blood-letting 4 Drug Therapies Antipsychotic drugs reduce positive symptoms of schizophrenia Most act on dopamine Side effects include involuntary movements of tongue,...
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- Fall '11