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Lecture 10

Lecture 10 - Neuroendocrinology and Naturopathic Medicine

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Ayesha Khan

PSY290H5S – Introduction to Physiological Psychology Lecture 10 – August 15, 2013 Final Exam: - Online document is an - First section= multiple choice; 50 o Stuff before the midterm will only be here - True and false= 17 options, 5 are true o Stuff after the midterm - Short answers o 16 questions; some are just 1, 2, or 3 marks o There is one diagram from chapter 14 to label on the exam - Essay question o 3 questions, and you select 2  1 page per essay  You can use point form o Stuff from after the midterm Page 449-450 – Assessment of Neurological Disorders - There is no question from this section in any part of the exam Neuroendocrinology and Naturopathic Medicine Outline: - Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine - Neuroendocrinology and Pathology - Naturopathic perspectives and interventions Naturopathic Medicine – An Introduction Naturopathic Medicine - Blend of modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural medicine o Practices that have been occurring for years, that have blended with modern medicine - Primary care medicine that integrates standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies o Relatively similar to a family doctor o But do more of a focus on natural therapies as opposed to medicine - Individualized treatment that addresses the whole person o Don’t focus on one aspect of the patient, but look deeper at the root cause - Emphasis on finding and treating the root cause of illness Naturopathic Principles - First do no harm - Find and treat the cause - Support the healing power of nature o Making sure what the body naturally wants to do - Treat the whole person - Doctor as teacher Naturopathic Modalities - Nutrition counseling PSY290H5S – Introduction to Physiological Psychology Lecture 10 – August 15, 2013 o Appropriate diets for various presentation of patients - Botanical medicine o Various herbs that have been used for a long time - Traditional Chinese medicine/ Acupuncture - Hydrotherapy o Water as therapy o Example: Sona’s - Physical medicine - Lifestyle counseling o Stress management, adequate lifestyle strategies Neuroendocrinology – Common Pathological Processes Nervous System - Neurochemistry is completed! o Neurotransmitters we are well aware of, and how they relate to pathologies - Certain neurotransmitters are more commonly correlated with neurological and psychiatric conditions - The most well-known/ well-studied associations will be discussed - Inter-relationships between neurochemistry and mood/behaviour are still largely unknown Common Neurotransmitters - Dopamine - Serotonin - GABA glycine - Acetylcholine - Histamine - Glutamate - Epinephrine - Norepinephrine Mental Health - Depression o Serotonin, Norepinephrine, Dopamine, Glutamate o One common connection made is serotonin o Being low in patients who are depressed (however, not the case for everyone) o Lower levels of norepinephrine, dopamine, and glutamate in people who are depressed - Anxiety o GABA, Serotonin, Norepinephrine o Low levels GABA in an anxiety patients; as GABA is one of the primary neurotransmitters in the brain o These types of pathways tend to be focused in the field - Stress o Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Cortisol o Heavy focus on the adrenal gland PSY290H5S – Introduction to Physiological Psychology Lecture 10 – August 15, 2013 o Naturopathic perspective they look at the long term - Addiction o Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA, Glycine ND Considerations - Diet o Mediterranean diet  Olive oil, fruits and vegetables  High fish diet  It influences health in a number of ways as it has the most health benefits o High essential fatty acids, low processed/refined  Get
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