Flashcards in Biological/Medical Treatment Deck (9)
Drug therapy (psychopharmacology)
Drugs can be effective but can also have negative side effects.
Used to treat depression. There are two main types.
Allow serotonin to stay in synapses; increase activity of serotonin. For example, Prozac.
Prevent breakdown of monoamine's such as serotonin. For example, Nardil.
Used to treat anxiety.
Tranquilizers. For example, Valium.
Used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, such as delusions and agitation. For example, clozapine.
Treatment for major depression. Dr. uses electric shocks through brain hemispheres to induce seizures. Side effects include muscle aches and memory loss.