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Psychology
Course
PSY1102
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All Professors
Semester
Winter

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B4 Antidepressant DrugsDrugs given to people who suffer from depression Ist generationTwo major classes TryciclicsMAO inhibitors these are both very effective 75 of people who take 1st generation make sig improvement in symptoms They influence function of many neurotransmitters including neurophrine and seretonin they increase the ability of them Feel good chemicalsHave serious side effects Tryciclics effect cardiovascular system overdose could kill youMAO Could interact with common chemical found in foods cheesesmoked meatwine when interact bloodpressure goes up so high that it puts you at a risk for stroke or heart attackResearchers say need to come up with new drugs Second Generation Not more effective then 1st gen and had many side effectsThird generation 1987Prozac Number of cousins all known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors SSRIsFewer side effects based on the best knowledge we have only effect serotonin and only in select areas of the brainSSRIs Inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin so its more available Drug like Prozac blocks pumps that takes serotonin back in serotonin delivers the message over and over again Increases serotonin activityProzac was given to rats for several weeks they killed them and looked at their brain and saw neurogenesis had taken place in the brains Basically new neurons had formed in certain areas of the brains of the ratsIs the formation of the new neurons whats behind taking Prozac in humans we dont know Cousins of ProzacZoloftPaxil 4 billion a year in the US sold 4th Generation Dual Reuptake InhibitorsWhen you take them they will inhibit the reuptake of both serotonin and neuephinephrine
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