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Test 2 - February 6 - February 6, 2012 I. Treatment of Mood...

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February 6, 2012 I. Treatment of Mood Disorders a. Biological treatment options a.i. Medications a.ii. Antidepressants a.iii. Mood stabilizers a.iv. Light therapy a.iv.1. Seasonal depression a.v. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) a.vi. Brain stimulation methods a.vi.1. Stimulate the structures in the brain where they see abnormalities b. Medications b.i. Antidepressants decreases depression in 50-60% of those who take them b.ii. Choice of medication tends to be based on b.ii.1. Physicians’ knowledge and experience b.ii.2. Concerns about ability to tolerate side-effects b.ii.3. Family history b.ii.4. Type of depression b.ii.5. b.iii. Wait four to six weeks to evaluate whether responding to medication b.iv. Different classes: b.iv.1. SSRIs b.iv.1.a. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors b.iv.1.b. Frontline treatment b.iv.1.c. Fewer side effects compared to others b.iv.2. Tricyclics b.iv.2.a. Much more severe side effects b.iv.2.a.i. Cause health problems b.iv.2.b. Can be fatal if overdosed
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course CLP 4193 taught by Professor Melissamitchell during the Spring '12 term at FSU.

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Test 2 - February 6 - February 6, 2012 I. Treatment of Mood...

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