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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

Serotonin: A Classic Neurotransmitter Linked with Many Disorders Serotonin has a range of influences on the neurological and physiological function of the body. It has a significant influence on sensitivity to pain, emotionality, and a behavioral response to positive and negative consequences. Serotonin, along with other major neurotransmitters, is also linked with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Serotonin, or HT-5, also has an effect on sleep, eating patterns, and thermoregulation...

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The Current State of Empirical Support for the Pharmacological Treatment of Selective Mutism

the Pharmacological Treatment of Selective Mutism” The article, “The Current State of Empirical Support for the Pharmacological Support of Selecive Mutism”, identifies a specific psychological disorder which is called selective mutism. Selective mutism is a rare disorder which occurs during childhood which inhibits a child’s ability to speak in an uncomfortable environment. This environment for such instances most commonly occurs in school classrooms. Selective mutism typically impact children...

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A critical evaluation of how the biological basis of major depression can be explained by examining the pharmacological actions of antidepressant drugs

of people that commit suicide have some form of depression (Barlow, 2005). It has been proposed that the causes of major depression include biological, psychological and social factors (Santrock, 2007), with most biological theories focusing on serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine, the monoamine chemicals present in the brain that assist communication between nerve cells. There are several forms of treatment for major depression, such as psychotherapy and antidepressants. In people with mild to...

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Ocd Treatment

treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, medication is still an efficient way to treat OCD. Selective Serotin Reputake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) are antidepressants but they are used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by increasing the concentration and activity of serotin, which plays a key role in OCD. Some types of SSRI’s are Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, and Zolofit. Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitors are proven to be the most effective way for treating children and teens with Obsessive...

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when taking medications that can cause a higher risk of bleeding. These prescription medications consist of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (called NSAIDs), warfarin (COUMADIN®), heparin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and other medicines to help prevent or treat blood clots. Tell the doctor about all medicines taking, including any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. According to Physician...

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Obsessive Compulsive Case Summary

particular and perfect way. • Repeatedly checking on the bags, and checking repeatedly to see if door is locked etc... Associated complaints • Generalized weakness • Hamper in the day today life. Treatment Plan • Psychotherapy • Medication (Serotonin reuptake inhibitors- SRI's) Obsessive compulsive disorder-(OCD) OCD defined as unreasonable thoughts and fears (Obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (Compulsions). Some people have only obsession or only Compulsions, it also consider...

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Depression: Informative Speech

cause depression. It can take up to 4-6 weeks before any results are seen and sometimes a combination of mediations are needed. The 2 most common types are: i. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which you have probably heard of as Zoloft, Prozac, or Paxil. Next ii. Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) which you may have heard of as Pristiq, Cymbalta or Effexor, though they are a more recent addition to the antidepressants. Then we have, iii. Even stronger...

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to have bipolar disorder in common. Studies have shown that certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters play an important role in regulating moods and emotions. Neurotransmitters involved in depression include nor epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Studies have also suggested a relationship between neurotransmitter levels and depression. An imbalance of hormones may also play a role in depression. Many depressed people have higher than normal levels of hydrocortisone (cortical), a hormone...

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Unipolar Depression

norepinephrine and serotonin. Norepinephrine and serotonin have been linked to unipolar depressions if an individual shows to have low activity with these two chemicals. The biological treatments for unipolar depression are antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy. There are three different types of antidepressant drugs that can be prescribed to an individual suffering from unipolar depression: MAO inhibitors, tricycliks, and second generation antidepressants. The MAO inhibitors slow the production...

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Superstition Essay

class of medication prescribed by doctors is called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have proven to be very effective. The medication helps raise the patients level of serotonin in the brain. With continued use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors the patients overall sense of anxiety is reduced, and sense of well being is highly elevated. If selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not work for a patient, doctors then prescribe Benzodiazepines...

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