Lecture 5 Chapter 6 part 2

Inhibitory neurotransmitter has calming effect

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Unformatted text preview:   Cortico-basalganglionic-thalamic circuitry –circuitry that is responsible for inhibiting thoughts, behaviors, &feelings is dysfunctional •  Most people can filter Related Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Skin Picking Tricho@llomania Hoarding Disorder Treatment for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Anxiety-Biological Treatment Options ü༏ Medication -Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to increase serotonin (Prozac, Luvox, and ) -Use of Benzodiazepines to allow GABA to transmit nerve signals more effectively (Valium and Xanax) –  Increase GABA which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter •  Has calming effect, reduces anxiety -  Newer antidepressants- SNRIs-serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors Psychological Treatment Options ü༏ Evidence based approaches: 60- 90% response rates •  1. Exposure therapy - Exposure plus response preven@on –OCD •  2. Cogni...
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