Major Depressive Disorder: when five or more symptoms of depression are present for at least 2 weeks o Emotional symptoms: Mood sad or dejected Describe themselves at miserable, empty, humiliated May experience anxiety, anger, agitation, frequent
What are Psychotropic medications?
Any medications used for the purposes of treating a Psychiatric Illness.
Medications developed expressly for the purpose of treating a specific mental illness Medications orig
the movement of the medication through the body
Determinants of drug action
when you take a medication does it take effect immediately? Somehow the medication has to enter your body and then get to the places in your body where t
How medications work on the body
Different types: large protein molecules found embedded in the cell membrane those that are found within the interior of the cell. All receptors have in common that they have binding
Everything psychological is simultaneously biological.
There is an inextricable link between our mind and behavior with our biology, chemistry and genetics. There is a biological basis to everything we do. To put it simply our nervous
Integration Between Biology and Psychology
Stimulus-Response Specificity which is the concept that you can predict a specific response when a specific stimulus applied. Psychodynamics of Pharmacologic Treatment.
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Diagnosing Mental Illness
What is a psychiatric diagnosis?
The DSM-IV (APA, 1994) defines Mental Disorder as: a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present d