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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
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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- Winter '14