CAS PS 101 Study Guide - Final Guide: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder

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Best approach for anxiety disorder
CBT and Benzodiazepine
Diathesis Stress Model (What does it assume?)
that biological (vulnerability) and environmental (event) factors play a role in
obtaining a disease
Best approach to treating borderline personality disorder?
CBT … Hard to treat because they don’t see anything wrong with themselves
Best approach to treating depression?
CBT and Prozac (SSRI)
Go to party and next day you are feeling blue … what drug?
MDMA (Ecstasy)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder
Standard way to assess mental health
What is SSRI and how does it work?
selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor
increases serotonin and increases norepinephrine
Adverse effect of Lithium
taken for bipolar disorder
makes you emotionally ‘flat’
gain hand tremors, thirst, excessive urination and memory problems
Define Parasitic Infection
viral infection transmitted through feces
Define Schizophrenia and how to treat it
a psychological disorder characterized by a split between thought and emotion
involves alterations in thoughts, perceptions, and consciousness
drugs for treatment: Clozapine, Risperdol, and Zyprexa
decrease Dopamine levels
Cat poop = Toxo (Parasite)
If rats get infected with parasite they become sexually attracted to cat urine.
Pregnant woman stay near cats so parasite won’t infect them.
Pregnant woman with cats are easier to develop Schizophrenia in their children
Positive Effects of Schizophrenia?
excessive functioning
disorganized behaviors
Negative Effects of Schizophrenia?
movement reduced
lack of emotion
deficit in function
speech slowed
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