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Chapter 16

PSY-200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Borderline Personality Disorder, Operant Conditioning, Virtual Reality

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Patti Barrows

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1. Phenothiazine’s: drugs used to treat schizophrenia; they help
diminish hallucinations, confusion, agitation, and paranoia but also
have adverse side effects
2. Traditional antipsychotics: historically, the first medications used to
manage psychotic symptoms
3. Tardive dyskinesia: repetitive, involuntary movements of the jaw,
tongue, face, and mouth and body tremors resulting from the
extended use of traditional antipsychotic drugs
4. Atypical antipsychotics: new antipsychotic drugs, which do not create
tardive dyskinesia
5. Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors: a class of drugs used to treat
depression; they slow the breakdown of monoamine
neurotransmitters in the brain
6. Tricyclic antidepressants: drugs sued for treating depression as well
as chronic pain and ADHD
7. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): drugs prescribed
primarily for depression and some anxiety disorders; they work by
making more serotonin available in the synapse
8. Benzodiazepines: a class of anxiety-reducing drugs that can be
addictive but are less dangerous than barbiturates
9. Barbiturates: a class of anxiety-reducing sedatives that can be
addictive and carry a risk of overdose
10. Lithium: a salt that is prescribed for its ability to stabilize the
mania associated with bipolar disorder
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