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1

Double Blind Procedures

To test the effectiveness of a drug patients are tested with the drug and a placebo, in which two groups of patients and medical health professionals are kept blind to who got the drug and who to the placebo.

2

Clozapine

blocks receptors for dopamine and serotonin to remove the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

3

Antianxiety Drugs

depress central nervous system and reduce anxiety and tension by elevating the levels of GABA.

4

SSRI's

improve mood by elevating the levels of serotonin by inhibiting reuptake.

5

Lithium Carbonate

a common salt has been used to stabilize manic episodes in bipolar disorders. It moderates levels of norepinephrine and glutamate neurotransmitters.

6

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

delivered to severely depressed patients who do not respond to drugs. The patient is anesthetized and is given a muscle relaxant.

7

Psychosurgery

surgery that removes or destroys brain tissue in effort to change behavior.

8

Lobotomy

cutting the connections between frontal lobe and emotion centers of the brain.