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1 PSY240 Abnormal Psychology Chapter Notes Midterm 1 Chapters 1-5 Chapter Five: Treatments for Abnormality Psychotherapy: many forms of psychotherapy, but most involve a therapist talking with the person suffering from the disorder about his or her symptoms and what is contributing to these symptoms. Drug Therapies Antipsychotic Drugs: drugs that relieve the symptoms of psychosis Chlorpromazine: a drug now used to treat the symptoms of psychosis, which is the loss of touch with reality, hallucinations, and delusions. Phenothiazines: a chemical compound - drugs that reduce the functional level of dopamine in the brain and tend to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia Neuroleptic: a drug that depresses the activity of the nervous system and is used to treat psychotic symptoms Butyrophenone: class of drugs that can reduce psychotic symptoms, includes haloperidol Antidepressant Drugs Antidepressants: drugs to treat the symptoms of depression Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): class of antidepressants Tricyclic drugs: class of antidepressant drugs Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): example: Prozac, is a class of antidepressant drugs Lithium and other Mood Stabilizers Lithium: is a metallic element that is present in the sea, in natural springs, and in animal and plant tissue. It has been used to treat a number of medical disorders but with weak results. Anticonvulsants: drugs used to treat mania and depression Calcium channel blockers: drugs used to treat mania and depression Antianxiety Drugs Antianxiety drugs: drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and other psychological symptoms www.notesolution.com
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