How are antidepressant drugs defined [20%] How do you classify antidepressant drugs based on the mode of action [30%] Describe briefly the mechanism of action of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) [50%]
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This has an impact on his way of thinking, actions, behavior and infact his everyday routine. The symptoms of depression are sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, irritation… Antidepressants may not treat depression itself but are useful for decreasing the symptoms of depression. They balance the variation in neurotransmitters that have caused certain mood and…
Using of rTMS and antidepressant drugs Simultaneously To increase the therapeutic efficacy for patients with psychotic depression
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However, standard therapies are ineffective in a considerable proportion of depressive patients (Fava, 2003) while the existing… Psychotic depression is a fairly common psychiatric condition that has been found to occur in nearly 20% of patients with major depression (Flores et al., 2006). The preferred treatment for psychotic depression so far has consisted…
Drugs, Society & Human Behavior
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants SSRIs as well as other antidepressants are increasingly being prescribed for depression treatment in many patients in many hospitals.… With regard to the fact that depression is often caused by reduced activity of the brain chemical such as serotonin and dopamine, these antidepressants often…
Drugs, Society & Human Behavior
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SSRIs are particularly preferred for its low toxicity and reduced side effects when effectively used (Preskorn, 44). The primary mechanism of… For example antidepressants of the class monoamine oxidase inhibitors work by preventing the enzymatic degradation of monoamine neurotransmitters while at the same time inhibiting the main functions of monoamine…
Compare and contrast between postnatal depression and baby blue
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It is mostly characterized by intense sadness, anxiety, and despair which interfere with the mother’s normal functioning2. The mother also becomes… It occurs between three and ten days after giving birth and is characterized by sleeplessness, impaired concentration, and feelings of isolation1. This condition is also attributed to hormone changes following…
HEALTH EDUCATION ON THE BENEFITS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS
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Date Health Education on the Benefits of Antidepressants Depression can be defined as a state whereby individuals are avoidant of normal day-to-day activities and are in state of low mood. Depression often results to feelings of helplessness, sadness, restlessness, irritability, hopelessness, or anxiety among other negative feelings.… They may also show signs…
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Diagnosis and Treatment Name University Name Introduction: There are different categories of psychological disorders that include mood, anxiety, dissociative, eating, sleeping, somatoform, personality, adjustment and related other disorders. Mood disorders are particularly associated with the disturbances occurring in the mood of an individual.… Mood Disorder:…
Pharmacological Management of Major Depression in Older Adults Using Selective Serotonin-Reuptakes Inhibitors
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Pharmacological Management of major Depression in older adults using Selective Serotonin-Reuptakes Inhibitors" Abstract Serotonin-specific re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI) belong to the category of antidepressant drugs that have revolutionized the treatment of depression and significantly minimized the range of adverse effects enforced by the use of the tricyclics or MAOIs.…
Education of Patients on the Benefits of Taking Antidepressants
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Education of Patients on the Benefits of Taking Antidepressants Name: Instructor: Task: 10th July 2012 Education of Patients on the Benefits of Taking Antidepressants Introduction Antidepressants provide an ideal route for treating moderate to serious depression.… Indeed, early termination of therapy has potential of developing the risk of relapse. According…
The development of fluoxetine (prozac) for major depressive disorders
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Severe desperation, downcast with feelings of loss and meagreness are crucial in defining the mental disturbance that is depression. Depression is a common occurrence in almost all people since it is a normal response to many of the stresses in life. As such, depression is regarded as abnormal when it exceeds the magnitude of the trigger event and extends beyond the point regarded point of recovery.…
Bio Psychology
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The symptoms are either positive or negative. Positive one are not experienced by many individuals but are present and respond well to medication, while negatives are deficit of normal emotional response and less… Social withdrawal; a patients seem to pull out from company of friends and relatives who are close to him. Loneliness can cause severe depression…
Zoloft: A Depressive Antidepressant
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This essay talks about the medicine called "Zoloft" that belongs to a type of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This paper also analyzes the indications for Zoloft, properties of this medicine, its side effects and major adverse reactions.… The essay "Zoloft: A Depressive Antidepressant?" presents the analysis of a medicine…
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is officially categorized as a mental disorder that is exemplified by recurring symptoms of persistent and intrusive thoughts that are deemed unwanted and often even senseless. These persistent thoughts reach the point of obsession and compulsion, meaning that the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sufferer cannot stop himself from engaging in ritualistic activities regardless of the desire to control them (Cronin). …
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is officially categorized as a mental disorder that is exemplified by recurring symptoms of persistent and intrusive thoughts that are deemed unwanted and often even senseless. These persistent thoughts reach the point of obsession and… ated with the disorder are often fixated on such effects as inflicting harm upon another…
Management of tricyclic antidepressant overdose
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Tricyclic antidepressants were a chance discovery during the search for antihistamines, sedatives and antipsychotics during the late 1940s by Häfliger and Schindler (Goodman and Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eighth Edition, pg 405) and Imipramine was… The major use of the drugs belonging to this class has been of course as an…
The Effects of Depression and Antidepressants on Sexual Health and the Sexual Response Cycle
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The Effects of Depression and Antidepressants on Sexual Health and the Sexual Response Cycle Name Institution The Effects of Depression and Antidepressants on Sexual Health and the Sexual Response Cycle The fact that adequate sexual expression is an important and integral part of human health and relationship cannot be overstated bearing an impact on the physical, social and psychological well-being of an individual.…
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Essay
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All of us have some negative automatic thoughts every day but when we are depressed we tend to have lots more of them. If we have lots of these kinds of thoughts each day we could end up feeling depressed and once we are depressed, the negative automatic thoughts take over.… Moreover, antidepressants need to be used cautiously in children because one out of…
Psychopharmacology
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Psychoparmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on mood, sensation, consciousness, or other psychological or behavioral functions. … COX-2 inhibitors block the action of an enzyme used throughout the body to make a large and diverse family of compounds called prostanoids that are involved in regulating myriad physiological actions, including…
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Premature Ejaculation Integration of the sexual disorder in the sexual response Premature ejaculation (PE) otherwise acknowledged as rapid ejaculation is the most general sort of sexual dysfunction in men under 40 years of age. Most experts who cure premature ejaculation describe this disorder as the incidence of ejaculation preceding the desires of both sexual partners.…
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Post Natal Depression – a challenging Phase for the new mothers You have just had a new baby and yet you feel like it is the end of your life. This could be the mindset in some mothers, after giving birth to their precious babies. This condition is otherwise known as Post-natal depression.… If one has a close watch on these mothers, they will exhibit roller…
Generalized anxiety disorder
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(Kessler, Chiu and Demler, 2005) Based on Robins and Regier (1991) report, two-thirds of the American people who are suffering from GAD are women. Although GAD exists in different ages,… Prior to the conclusion, the researcher will provide some recommendations on how a person could avoid experiencing GAD. A generalized anxiety disorder is normally…
Post-traumatic stress disorder
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These disorders have been known by varied names since times immemorial until in 1980 they were formally come to be known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder… They may also include manmade or natural disasters like wars, acts of terrorism, floods, earthquakes, fires, etc. culminating in large scale death and serious injuries. For a person to be tested for PTSD,…
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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It is one of the fundamental beliefs of the discipline of psychiatry that traumatic events can give way to mental disorders. These disorders have been known by varied names since times immemorial until in 1980 they were formally come to be known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)… 107). There are many traumatic experiences that fall outside the ambit of…
Argumentative paper on depression
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As a medically defined disorder, its criterion is identified in the Statistical and Diagnostic Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th edition (SDM-IV). The manual has specific feedback forms and diagnostic… These feelings may be directed towards people or things they once enjoyed or liked. Now the real question comes up; how can depression be treated? Currently,…
Major Depression with Psychotic features
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Concurrently, an individual suffering from this mental disorder maintains symptoms of psychotic behavior inclusive of, but not limited to,… st viable treatment options as CBT is too simplistic of a treatment plan for this complex disease and electroconvulsive therapy maintains potential long-term health problems for those who have been exposed to this…
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