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One possible negative side effect of prolonged use of anti-psychotic drugs - similar to Parkinson's disease

Tardive Dyskinesia


An antidepressant class of drug that works by forcing serotonin to remain in the synapse so that it is more easily accessible

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)


Typical length of time for an SSRI to take effect

2-3 weeks


Other empirically validated therapies (non-drug)

Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Deep Brain Stimulation


What disorder is Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy used for?

Major Depression


The now unused process of sticking an ice pick into a person's head and wiggling it around to selectively destroy brain tissue



Six suggested lifestyle changes, that had a 48% increase over controls in experimental trials in persons with psychological disorders

* Aerobic Exercise
* Adequate Sleep
* Exposure to Light
* Social Connection
* Anti-Rumination (don't continually think about the disorder)
* Nutritional Suppliments