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02 Biology of Psychological Disorders Book Notes

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Biology of Psychological Disorders Book Notes Psychotropic Medications – change brain neurochemistry, affect mental processes Anti-Anxiety Drugs – tranquilizers, used to treat anxiety. Antidepressant – treatments for depression MAO Inhibitors – converts serotonin to another chemical form, prevents the breakdown of serotonin, reserved for those who do not respond to other forms of medication Tricyclics – named for structure, inhibit reuptake many different neurotransmitters and histamine system thus side effects sedation, weight gain SSRI – prevents reuptake of serotonin, Prozac, different side effects insomnia, weight loss, sexual dysfunction. First line drug due to lack of serious side effects AntiPsychotics – neuroleptics, used to treat schizophrenia, reduce hallucinations. Bind to dopamine receptors and block effects of dopamine.
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Unformatted text preview: Significant side effects tardive dyskinesia, Clozapine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also effective, even more so when combined with antidepressant medicine. Alternative treatments for depression SAD Photo therapy -- Light Treatments ECT – causes brain seizures, for those who respond to no medicines. Relatively effective, but high relapse rate and memory loss. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) – relieves depression through magnetism, non-psychotic mainly. Bipolar Treatment Lithium unpleasant side effects, works best on mania. Difficult to maintain usage due to missing highs. Schizophrenia Treatment – Antipsychotic Tardive Dyskinesia – involuntary movement of the body, side effect of previous drugs. Clozapine – potentially dangerous side effects, but no permanent TD. Treats schizo. SEE CHAPTER 13 FOR RELEVENT INFO...
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