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Drugs and Depression APA

amphetamines and/or ecstasy. Noradrenaline, or Norepinephrine, is affected by amphetamines and opiates (such as heroin or morphine). Seratonin, or 5-HT, is also affected by ecstasy and LSD. It is largely dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline that antidepressant medication will work to its full affects. Many people will often take more than one drug at once, while also mixing it with alcohol, which in and of itself is a depressant. This can make it difficult to tell precisely which drug is affecting an...

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Fear of Public Speaking case study

and Flaws 8. Conclusion 9. Attachments 1. Abstract H is a 27 year old female who generally describes herself as bubbly and very sociable. She was prescribed antidepressants when she was 18 and was experiencing some difficulties when moved away from home (she returned to her family home after a year). She was on mild antidepressants for most of her adult life, her mood problems worsening whenever she tried to move away from home. H decided do come off the medication two years ago, when she met...

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Case Study: Forest Laboratories

Introduction and General Purpose Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is classified under a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States on August 2002 (Expert Reviews Ltd, 2003). Lexapro is used to treat adults and adolescents 12 to 17 years of age who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. It has also been approved to treat adults suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Brown...

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Psychiatric Disorders

individuals exposed to stress early in life become permanently sensitized causing them to over react to common stressors for the rest of their lives. Treatment for depression includes four major classes of drugs monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, lithium, and selective monoamine reuptake inhibitors. Common medication that are used are Prozac, Zoloft, and Effexor however there are some side effects that may become a problem such as anxiety, sexual dysfunction, obesity, and risk of suicide...

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Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs

fast heart rate as well as constipation. Another medication that can be used for depression is Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs), which have the side effect of increase risk for seizures. They also use different forms of antidepressants which can have side effects such as diarrhea, unsettled stomach, queasiness, sleeplessness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, fast heartbeat, as well as confusion. Mania is when a person has a state of abnormally elevated or irritable...

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Psy 270 Depression Paper

2011) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electro-shock therapy is treatment that was once commonly used for unipolar disorder, but because of the risk involved of partial to all memory loss, this treatment is rarely practiced today. Antidepressant drugs, such as Monoamine, Oxidase inhibitors (MAD), Tricyclic’s, and Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are the most common form of treatment nowadays, along with psychodynamic therapy. Other treatment for bipolar patients would be cognitive...

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Bipolar Disorder

Electroseizure Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions for Bipolar Disorder. The technique has undergone dramatic improvement, making it an attractive choice in geriatric depression due to a favorable side effect profile when compared to most antidepressants (Flaherty et al, 1997). A study that was conducted in 1990 reviewed this technique and concluded that electroseizure therapy is an effective treatment for children with Bipolar Disorder and depression, with the unexplored potential to produce...

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        Bipolar III, a fairly recently discovered form, comes  about as the result of the medication prescribed to people with depression. Often an individual who suffers from depression will be given drugs such as the steroid cortisone or antidepressants which can actually reverse the depression into mania. The resulting cycle of depression and drug-induced mania manifests into a sort of artificial bipolar disorder. Needless to say, this is often due to negligence on part of the doctor, mistakenly...

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Medical Assisgnment for Diploma Level 3

bipolar I disorder, and antipsychotic medications are the standard treatment for these symptoms. There are also some antipsychotic that have direct effects on mania and/or depression and are therefore used as mood stabilizers. Anti depressants - Antidepressants are used to treat several conditions. They include, but are not limited to: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, agitation, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), manic-depressive disorders, childhood enuresis (bedwetting), major depressive...

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Psy/270 Appendix E

information in the “Suicide Rates by Age Group” article: 1. What has been the trend in suicide rates over the past few years? The study indicates that suicide rates are declining. One reason could be the attention that has been given to antidepressants which may cause suicidal tendencies. Newer drugs are currently on the market that may decrease this side effect. 2. What part of the U.S. has the highest suicide rate? The Western United States has the highest suicide rate at 14...

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