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Lecture 39SV- Therapy


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Unformatted text preview: r those with emotional highs and lows Lithium Carbonate ­ evens out the mood swing of bipolar patients, calm them down enough so that they can function well in life. 70% success rate for those with bipolar Cautions about Drug Treatments Cautions about Drug Treatments Placebo Effect Apparent success of medication or treatment due to patient’s expectations or hopes rather than to the drug or treatment itself High relapse and dropout rates Dosage problems Unknown long­term risks Brain Stimulation Brain Stimulation Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Used for severely depressed patients who do not respond to drugs Patient is anesthetized and given a muscle relaxant Usually get a 100 volt shock that relieves them of depression Non­Medicinal Treatments Non­Medicinal Treatments Psychosurgery (Prefrontal Lobotomy) Removes and destroys brain tissue Least used treatment...
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