"Antidepressant" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Disorders (Psychology)

    allows more space for hormones such as dopamine and serotonin (“happy hormones”) in the synapses‚ so more are absorbed by the body. However‚ MAOI’s aren’t favoured by clinicians due to their high risk of side effects. A more commonly used type of antidepressant is Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s)‚ which work by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin by the presynaptic cell‚ increasing levels in the synaptic cleft‚ so it continuously stimulates the receptors of the recipient cell for Serotonin

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  • Medicated Nation

    My Movie Prozac Nation is based on the book written by Elizabeth Wurtzel and her struggles with depression and drug addiction. Her book Prozac Nation was written during her time at Harvard University while she studied journalism. During this time Wurtzel writes about her battles with being a student‚ severe depression and drug addictions. During Wurtzel’s academic career at Harvard she received The Rolling Stones College Journalism Award. Even though Wurtzel struggled with many demons she was able

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  • Causes and Treatment of Panic Attacks

    Causes and Treatment of Panic Attacks Rosendo Rodriguez Liberty University Abstract It is necessary to first understand what anxiety disorder is in order to understand more easily what and how panic attacks occur in an individual. Anxiety is a normal reaction to different situations of life. However‚ when it comes as chronic or excessive it becomes a disease that prevents the normal functioning of a person. The anxiety symptoms are a response to a situation that is interpreted

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  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder

    Everybody has experienced feelings of anxiety from time to time; and sometimes people get so overwhelmed‚ they go into a state panic. Anxiety is actually a normal human reaction to stress. However‚ in severe cases‚ anxiety and panic can become disabling and interfere with everyday living. For an adolescent‚ life is already stressful enough. How does an adolescent‚ then‚ live day to day with one or both of these conditions? This paper will take an in depth look at what anxiety‚ specifically generalized

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  • Depression

    Depression is not only a state of being sad‚ it is a disease that conquers the ability to feel emotion‚ whether good or bad‚ whatsoever. Depression not only involves the mind‚ it also involves the body and thoughts. In different cultures some complain of excessive headaches and extreme pain and this is identified as depression‚ moderate or otherwise. This disease can be passed down through genes or can follow external events or can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Depression affects

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  • Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs

    Psychiatric Disorders‚ Diseases‚ and Drugs PSY/240 The Brain‚ the Body‚ and the Mind Psychiatric Disorders‚ Diseases‚ and Drugs There are five main psychiatric disorders and they are schizophrenia‚ depression‚ mania‚ anxiety disorders‚ and Tourette syndrome. Psychiatric disorders are “disorders of psychological function sufficiently sever to require treatment” Pinel‚ J. P. J. (2011). The main fact about these psychiatric disorders is that they are difficult to diagnose. They use the DSM-IV-TR

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  • Bipolar Disorder and Depression Paper Kenda

    Depression Paper Kenda Pollick PSY/270 Richard Ferguson March 9‚ 2010 Depression Paper Unipolar depression and bipolar disorder are two common mood disorders. The emotions that make these two disorders classify as mood disorders are depression and mania. Depression is a mood that makes a person feel sad and low and makes life seem overwhelming and challenging. Mania‚ however‚ is the opposite. Mania is a state of emotion where a person feels an abnormally elevated

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  • Bipolar Research Paper

    Bipolar Disorder Julie L. Pettrone Psychology 101-48 Mrs. Pamela Lusk July 22‚ 2010 Bipolar Disorder 2 As stated by Monica Basco‚ in The Bipolar Workbook (2006)‚ Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels‚ cognition‚ and mood and one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are referred to as mania. Individuals who experience manic episodes also experience

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  • Psy 270 Depression Paper

    Week 4 Assignment: Depression Paper Axia College of University of Phoenix Situational depression is a normal recurrence for many of us during our lifetimes. We have life events that trigger depression‚ stress and anxiety to include the death of a loved one‚ the unwanted change in our work status and possibly a divorce. Such changes in emotions are temporary and directly related to specific events are part of the way in which we respond to these changes. Outside these

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  • Depression

    Depression By: Shelly McNalley Introduction to Anthropology‚ Psychology‚ and Sociology Teacher: Michelle Sharpe May 22‚ 2013 Depression I. What is Depression? II. Signs and Symptoms of Depression a. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness b. Loss of interest in daily activities c. Appetite or weight changes d. Sleep changes e. Anger or irritability f. Loss of energy g. Self-loathing h. Reckless behavior i. Concentration problems

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