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Unformatted text preview: ase trauma@c associa@ons Improves mood and control over depressing and anxious thoughts Blocking dopamine Slowing nervousn system ac@vity i receptors the body and brain Obesity, diabetes, and movement problems (sluggishness, Side effects twitching, or eventually tardive dyskinesia:odd facial/tongue and body movements) Slowed thinking, reduced learning, dependence, and withdrawal Increasing levels of serotonin (some@mes norepinephrine) at synapses by inhibi@ng reuptake Dry mouth, cons@pa@on, and reduced sexual desire and/or response Tardive Dyskinesia (a.k.a. another reason Heath Ledger totally deserved that Oscar) InhibiAng Reuptake Many medica@ons increase synap@c neurotransmiHer levels; they stop the sending neuron from taking back its chemical messages. Types of MedicaAon Mood Stabilizers Reduce the “highs” of mania as What they well as reduce the do depressive “lows” How they work ADHD “SAmulants” Help control impulses, and reduce distrac@bility and the need for s@mula@on including fidge@ng Blocking Under reuptake of inves@ga@on dopamine from synapses Various; blood levels Side effects must be monitored Decreased appe@te Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Electroconvulsive therapy [ECT] induces a mild seizure that disrupts severe depression for some people. This might allow neural re ­wiring, and might boo...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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