Consequences Of Taking Antidepressants
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...Antidepressants Selective Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) are generally known as anti-depressants used for the treatment of depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Many studies have been conducted which claim that they have only a mild benefit when compared to placebo.SSRIs have been discovered by the process of rational drug design. There has been intensive debate regarding SSRIs being the cause of suicides in patients suffering from acute depression. We analyze the works of Healey and Whittaker against Lapierre in this essay and try to analyze their views on the subject. Psychology is the science which deals... that there is class...
HEALTH EDUCATION ON THE BENEFITS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS.
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...Antidepressants Depression can be defined as a 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. Depression has been a common problem afflicting people all over the world. It is estimated that currently, about 19 million Americans are living with depression (Reinberg 23). Individuals who experience depression often show specific characteristics. Initially, they may dissociate from activities that they previously enjoyed. They may also show signs of withdrawal. This may... Health Education on the Benefits of...
Divorce - Effect On Children And Women And Role Of Antidepressants
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...antidepressants Marriage is meant to unite a man and a woman forever. However, the irony of marital unions is that they do not always last. You would expect that when a man and a woman are united in marriage, they will go on to make a family, be prosperous and last for long. However, this is not the case in the present world when marital separations are the order of the day. Divorce refers to the end of a marital union, and it is becoming a common phenomenon in society. While divorce is seen as a resolution to marital woes and disagreements, it has marked negative effects on women, children and even the men involved (Everett 56). Some couples... Divorce; Effect on children and women and role of...
Education of Patients on the Benefits of Taking Antidepressants
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...Antidepressants Task: 10th July Education of Patients on the Benefits of Taking Antidepressants Introduction Antidepressants provide an ideal route for treating moderate to serious depression. Sometimes psychotherapy is recommended in cases of mild depression, but pharmacotherapy remains an effective approach of managing depression. However, depression is mainly a chronic condition meaning that management strategies should be long-term and need to concentrate on maintaining observance of the therapy (Pohar, 2004). Indeed, early termination of therapy has potential of developing the risk of relapse. According to Rothschild & APA (2012), patients... ? Education of Patients on the Benefits of Taking...
How communicate women experiencing Maternal Depression and their doctors while making decisions about antidepressants and breastfeeding
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...antidepressants and breast-feeding? Maternal depression is fast gaining wide spread recognition as one of the most significant health issues. The wide amount of research conducted in the past, suggest that almost 10-20% of women suffer from depression either during or within the first twelve months of their pregnancies (also known as post partum depression). Such maternal depression can give rise to serious negative health consequences posing substantial risk to the lives of both the mother as well as the child. However, regardless of the mounting evidence stating the prevalence of maternal... How do women experiencing maternal depression communicate with their doctors while making decisions about...
The Effects of Depression and Antidepressants on Sexual Health and the Sexual Response Cycle
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...Antidepressants on Sexual Health and the Sexual Response Cycle 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. Sexual and mental health have been found to be interrelated with clinical and epidemiological studies indicating that sexual dysfunction is a common symptom of depression. Besides this, studies also indicate that treatment with antidepressants also has adverse effects on sexual functioning, capable... ? The Effects of Depression and...
Medication and the brain/Social Worker Roles What roles do social worker's play with clients who are taking antidepressants.
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...antidepressants. Because of this, it is only important to split the roles into the practice categories: macro, micro and mezzo levels of social work. Since the social work entails making interventions that has been provided on a scale large enough to affect an entire community and existing systems of care, the social worker will have to lobby the society to bring about positive changes in healthcare law, so that the need for a guided use of antidepressants can be achieved. From a personal standpoint, one may also anticipate organizing a county-wide activism to conscientise the public on the need... Sociology Number Introduction There are several roles that social workers play with who are taking...
Nalytical Analysis of Anti-Depressants in Human Plasma Using Liquid-Liquid Chromatography
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...Antidepressants are drugs used for treating patients diagnosed with depression. Most antidepressants function by inhibiting the action of neurotransmitters using a range of mechanisms that target intermediate compounds. Antidepressants are usually categorized on the basis of their chemical structure and an example of drugs in this group is the tricyclic antidepressants. Anti-depressants can also be categorized on the basis of their function and an example of drugs in this group is the monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Recently a new method of categorizing antidepressants has attracted significant interest. The...
Critique of one journal article/professional article of a topic related to pscyhopharmacolgy and its use for treating depression
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...Antidepressants and Counseling for Treatment of Depression. by Brad Hagen , Gina Wong-Wylie , Em Pijl-Zieber Antidepressants are generally considered to be the standard treatment. for depression, despite a large body of research evidence documenting the equal or superior efficacy of counseling. This article provides a critical review of the literature comparing the efficacy antidepressants and counseling for adults with depression. Highlighted are several issues that must be considered when reviewing the literature, including methodological problems, the placebo effect, trauma and depression, comparative safety profiles... , and the marketing of antidepressants. Implications...
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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...Antidepressant Drugs? Depression, a condition in which a person gets bad tempered and has strong feelings of disliking and hatred. 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 etc Antidepressants drugs are psychiatric molecules that are given to patients having moderate or severe level of depression and some other conditions like anxiety disorders, eating disorders, chronic pain, obsessive compulsive disorder, neuropathic pain, snoring, substance abuse and certain sleep disorders. Antidepressants may not treat depression itself but are useful for decreasing the symptoms...
Qualitative Research Designs
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...Antidepressants and Suicide For purposes of choosing a journal article that was emblematic of a quantitative research method, this author has settled upon one which sought to answer key questions relating to antidepressants and suicide entitled, “Suicide and Antidepressants What Current Evidence Indicates”. Whereas many questions can be answered by differing manners of inquiry, certain medical research questions must utilize quantitative information as a way to inform the reader/researcher as to the broad perspective, key trends, and verifiable extant information that exists regarding a given topic. As a way of seeking to provide an example of just such a piece, this brief analysis... Section/#...
Drugs, Society & Human Behavior
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...antidepressants SSRIs as well as other antidepressants are increasingly being prescribed for depression treatment in many patients in many hospitals. SSRIs are particularly preferred for its low toxicity and reduced side effects when effectively used (Preskorn, 44). The primary mechanism of action for most depressants such as SSRIs is largely based on their effects on neurotransmission as well as neurotransmitters. 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 work by improving the activity... Other (s) Drugs, Society & Human Behavior Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other...
Psychopharmacology
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...antidepressants would be of immense help in this context which is mainly facilitated by the psychopharmacology. As the field... of psychopharmacology discusses a wide range of substances with various types of psychoactive properties, it would be instrumental in curing all types of depression in adults. It will concentrate on the development, study, and use of drugs for the modification of behavior and the reduction of symptoms, in the treatment of mental disorders. It also relies mainly on the psychoactive and chemical interactions with the brain. The natural origin of drugs from plants may be preferred to reduce the side effects. Some Antidepressant medications are as...
Drugs, Society & Human Behavior
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...antidepressants SSRIs as well as other antidepressants are increasingly being prescribed for depression treatment in many patients in many hospitals. SSRIs are particularly preferred for its low toxicity and reduced side effects when effectively used (Preskorn, 44). The primary mechanism of action for most depressants such as SSRIs is largely based on their effects on neurotransmission as well as neurotransmitters. 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 work by improving the activity... ?Other (s) Drugs, Society & Human Behavior Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other...
Critical thinking-onion
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...Antidepressants Equally Effective At Monetizing Depression, Grandchild, Grandfather Equally Dreading Collaborating For School Interview Project among others. The satirical source conveys a partisan bias in the manner in which it delivers information. For example, the satirical source address success... Critical Thinking- Onion The source of satirical news used is the onion online source. Format of the satirical news sourceis a print source online version. The format also contains online-only sources. The onion online satirical news source’s web site is a one source of news that covers variety of satirical issues. The source uses a language that convinces to express journalistic credibility. It has sec...
Disease Focus: Bipolar Disorder
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...antidepressants, Lexapro (escitalopram), Paxil (paroxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Celexa, and Prozac (fluoxetine). They are newer antidepressants commonly referred to as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors... Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder falls under the category of mood disorders and exhibits itself in two highly contrasting mood phases. The mood changes often recur and chronic cases lead to disability and premature deaths. Notably, individuals with Bipolar disorder exhibit a cycle of episodes that range from an elevated mood to a highly depressed mood. Modern classification of the different episodes reveals that there are four predominant episodes in the mood pattern of...
Counselling: Exploring Fear and Sadness
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...antidepressants such as Prozac have overtime increased from 34 million in the year 2007-08 to 43.4 million in the year 2010-11 based on the figure released by NHS... ? Introduction Mental disorders represent psychological conditions typified by significant disorganization of personality,emotions, and mind to severe damage of psychological and social functioning of the individual. Depression delineates presence of negative affect (low mood) and/or lack of positive affect (loss of interest and pleasure in undertaking most activities) and commonly linked to an array of emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and physical symptoms. Depression represents one of the prominent psychiatric disorders accompanied by an ...
Research proposal
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...antidepressant drug use and falls in the elderly who suffer... Falls Among the Elderly with Depression Falls Among the Elderly with Depression Specific Aims Research Problem Depression and falls are both problems commonly experienced by the elderly. These problems are usually not treated because they are not detected. Studies have shown that the elderly with depression and those on anti-depressant or anti-psychotic medication are more likely to fall that those that are not. Fall related injuries are among the most serious accident incurred by the elderly. Fall induced injuries are a major reason for admission to the hospital, and injuries caused by falls are increasing rapidly in the elderly populatio...
Forest Labs Case
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...antidepressants into the United States. The antidepressant Celexa caused Forest-Labs to become a very fast growing company in the United States. The new profits earned through the sales of Celexa... ? Was the Government wrong against Howard Solomon Forest Labs? Howard Solomon is the head of Forest Labs which is a growing pharmaceutical company in the United States. He has been the CEO of this company since 1977, and the proxy statement of the company in 2010 says that “he possesses detailed and in-depth knowledge of the issues, opportunities and challenges facing the company” (Henning). Howard's son Andrew Solomon was a victim of acute depression at the age of 31. This motivated Solomon to introduce new...
Compare and contrast psychological and biological explanations of either major depression or schizophrenia
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...Antidepressants are effective in regulating the production and distribution of the neurotransmitters especially in increasing the availability of the receptor site (Thomas & Hersen, 2010). The use of antidepressants is actually one way of managing depression. For instance, in the United States, there is high rate of antidepressants use in treating major depression disorder (Biegler, 2011). However, this biological explanation other people have refuted arguing that cause and effect cannot be established, as it may be that depression is caused by low... ? Similarities and Differences between Biological and Psychological Explanation of Major Depression Depression is an illness that is characterized by an...
Major Depression
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...antidepressant medication effectively corrects the imbalance in neurotransmitters, it only suppresses symptoms but does not cure and also has a varied range of side effects. Psychotherapy is a safe and efficacious approach to correct maladaptive thinking and unsatisfying behavior but is less effective than medication. Problem Major depression risks not just the health but the lives of millions of people around the world. As observed by the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, this disorder causes disability and even death if left... Major Depression Introduction Major depression is a debilitating and prevalent psychiatric disorder, also known asunipolar depression or clinical depression. According...
Bipolar
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...antidepressants (Grunze, et.al, 2013). Mood stabilizers are normally the first choice in the treatment of bipolar. Patients with bipolar generally use mood stabilizers for years. There are several mood stabilizers that are good for people with bipolar. First, lithium also known as Lithobid or Eskalith is an effective mood stabilizer for bipolar patients. It treats both manic and depressive episodes. However, lithium could have side effects including restlessness, bloating, dry mouth, acne and joint and muscle pain among other side effects. The doctor should first check the amount of lithium in the body before prescribing the medication. Secondly, anticonvulsants... Running head: SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF ...
The Age of Depression
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...antidepressants for a nonexistent depression, antidepressants when a talking cure would be more effective, or a talking cure when antidepressants are needed. He may also do harmful psychotherapeutic things like making paranoia worse by getting the anger out; uncovering sexual and hostile fantasies that, because they cannot be handled by a fragile ego. The recommendations are that the new social environment and social interaction processes require new ways, methods and diagnostic criteria applied to mental disorders and depression. The importance of a complex approach and diagnostic methods is explained by the fact that "labeling normal...
Depression
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...antidepressants will certainly be poor. Such counseling methods as cognitive behavior therapy... ? Depression Introduction Depression refers to a mood disorder whereby feelings of sadness, frustration, loss, or anger impede everyday life for a long period. It is among the most common and most debilitating mental ailments (Eisenberg, 1992). Types of depression Torpy (2010) outlines the different types of depression. To start with, an individual who frequently feels sad, loses interest in usual activities or has inexplicable crying spells may be suffering from major depression. This grave medical condition should be differentiated from ordinary temporary feelings of sadness following a loss, for instance,...
What is Fibromyalgia
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...antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Some of these drugs are meant to reduce stress and reduce sleeplessness. For example, Tricycle antidepressants are prescribed to patients with sleep disturbance (Medifocus.com, Inc. Staff, 2012). References Bellato, E., Marini, E., Castoldi, F., Barbasetti, N., Mattei, L., Bonasia, D., & Blonna, D. (2012). Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Pain Research & Treatment, 2012, 1-17. Medifocus.com, Inc. Staff. (2012). Medifocus Guidebook On: Fibromyalgia. New York: Medifocus_com Inc.... Fibromyalgia al affiliation: Fibromyalgia A study by Bellato et al. reveals that fibromyalgia is common among the patients with chronic disorders...
Management of tricyclic antidepressant overdose
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...antidepressant overdose 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 first drug discovered in this class with remarkable anti depressant actions. This followed further research in the molecule which had three cyclic rings (hence the name) and a number of congeners namely Amitriptylene, Trimipramine, Doxepin, Desipramine, Nortriptylene, Protriptylene, Amoxapine and Maprotiline were developed. The major use of the drugs belonging... Pathophysiology and treatment for tricyclic...
Relationship Between Food And Mood outline
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...antidepressants help in fighting depression (Sarris et al. 32. b. Consumption of omega3-fatty acids along with antidepressants helps in reduction of side effects caused due to antidepressants. Transition: After focusing on the impact of omega3-fatty acids and their impact on mood, I will now talk about the impact... Relationship Between Food And Mood Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the relationship between food and the mood of an individual. Thesis: The food an individual consumes has the ability to alter the mood of an individual because food contains ingredients to alter and stabilize the mood of the consumer. Introduction Attention-Getting Device: Do you know why we consume differ...
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
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...antidepressants. They were formed after TCAs. SSRIs boost serotonin level in the brain. SSRIs are different from TCAs and MAOIs in that SSRIs have no noticeable impact upon the levels of norepinephrine in the brain. In addition to that, the side effects of SSRIs are considerably milder and fewer as compared to those of TCAs and MAOIs. Drug interactions are fewer and they are not as effective for the commitment of suicide as TCAs are. SSRIs affect the level of serotonin, a chemical neurotransmitter in brain... ?Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Introduction: In the contemporary age, a lot of people are falling prey to depression and anxiety. The mechanical life has immersed man into work and ...
SSRI's and the Treatment of Psychiatric illnesses.
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...antidepressants. They were formed after TCAs. SSRIs boost serotonin level in the brain. SSRIs are different from TCAs and MAOIs in that SSRIs have no noticeable impact upon the levels of norepinephrine in the brain. In addition to that, the side effects of SSRIs are considerably milder and fewer as compared to those of TCAs and MAOIs. Drug interactions are fewer and they are not as effective for the commitment of suicide as TCAs are. SSRIs affect the level of serotonin, a chemical neurotransmitter in brain... Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Introduction: In the contemporary age, a lot of people are falling prey to depression and anxiety. The mechanical life has immersed man into work and...
Brain Functions in Depression
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...antidepressant users proves that depression is on the rise. This paper uses theories of depression to illustrate the causes of depression from a Biopsychology issue. These arguments will show the functions of the brain that cause depression and the changes in the structural brain due to depression. This essay will ensure the reader understands the major complications involved in the brain and ways that antidepressants can reduce depression. Depression is one of the major forms of mental health in the current world. There is a rising number of antidepressant users due to increased stress that is due to economic constraints and poor eating habits... Brain Functions in Depression The increasing number of...
Neurological disorder paper
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...antidepressant Nefazodone with the method of CBT was given to check the short term treatment of major depressive disorders through psychotherapy (Martin & et al., 2000). The results of the program showed that half of the sufferers of dysthymia responded to short term treatment with either Nefazodone or CBT as the treatment of both the antidepressant with CBT is much better than alone (Keller & et al., 2000). Pharmacological Treatment The pharmacological treatment of dysthymia is done with antidepressants which are defined as a type of drug used to treat depression and these drugs have an undesirable side effect... Dysthymia Introduction A high point of discouragement that leads to suicidal thoughts and...
Homeopathic Medicine vs. Western Medicine
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...antidepressants and other conventional Western medicines exhibit the symptoms of cocaine in laboratory rats, then it is most likely that they will have the same or similar effects in humans. Moreover, whether such effects take place immediately or in the long run, it clearly does not matter. The point is that conventional Western medicine may always produce in humans certain symptoms that mimic those of cocaine and perhaps other harmful drugs. The answer is therefore once more homeopathic medicine, where such side effects... ? Homeopathy The increasing use of homeopathic medicine has been questioned by several medical experts and advocates of traditional Western medicine because of the former’s lack of...
Make a titile
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...antidepressants for their students. The pressure that is applied on the kids by the schools and parents themselves does not help the situation in any way. Most kids... MEDICATING KIDS It is with no doubt that the number of drugs our kids has been on a rising trend from time immemorial. The number of kids aged between 6-17 has increased dramatically from 2011-2012 Report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that thousands of children may be receiving psychostimulant medicines. Up-to-date estimates from the NCH statistics also show that there have been exponential growths of kids’ medication from 1988- 1994 with behavioral difficulties (NIH). The trend is no new news for majority ...
Bipolar Disorder Psychology Research Paper
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...antidepressants. While these are effective against the depressant part of the disorder, these do not help the manic portion of the disorder . There is some consideration that the use of antidepressants as treatment for the disorder may be detrimental, speeding up the cycle of episodes and producing resistance to treatment . Historically, one of the most common treatments for bipolar disorder was lithium. The premise of this treatment was to effectively... ?Bipolar Disorder Disorder Research Paper This report considers the psychological condition bipolar disorder and what effect this disorder has on sufferers. In addition the historical and current treatments for the disorder will be examined as well as...
Psychology
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...antidepressants to prevent SAD because winters are too long there. Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) A person suffering from bipolar disorder undergoes extremities of mood swings, like extreme happiness and extreme sadness. Causes Depression is generally caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Bad... Your full December 7, Depression Introduction Christian Nordqvist gives a comprehensive definition of depression from MediLexicons Medical Dictionary, and writes that depression “is a mental state or chronic mental disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, low self-esteem, and self-reproach; accompanying signs include psychomotor retardation (or...
Business IT A Professional Issues Group Report
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...antidepressant treatment and time-limited depression targeted... ID: 10916 Order 197030 December 26, 2007 Business IT- A Professional Issues Group Report The increased cost of consultation, examination, and treatment is driving people to seek online health advisory, particularly of illnesses necessitating a prolonged medication. This simple, low cost, clinically relevant intervention improves the delivery of preventive health services by prompting physicians of evidence-based recommendations in a checklist format that incorporates existing practice patterns. The forms can also be incorporated into an electronic health record. Physicians are trained to follow guidelines and best practices. Both antidepre...
Natural herbs and depression , 5htp and St john's wort and depression, the effects on depression using natural herbs
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...antidepressant formula, is a certain kind of Chinese natural medicine used to control the symptoms of perimenopausal depression in the local women. The researchers carried out a four year research completed in April 2008, in which 47 Chinese were sampled into a GNL set and a control set. The samples were given tibolone in a random manner. The rate of depression was measured with the 24-value Hamilton Depression Scale. The researchers measured concentration... Natural herbs and Depression Number Introduction Fan, Xuefen, Yinger, Jue, Runju, Burrows and Hefeng (2009) sought to investigate the effects of GengNianLe (GNL) herbal medicine on depression. The medicine, also referred to as Perimenopausal...
Depression in the context of abnormal psychology
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...antidepressant medicines. A study of Depression in the Context of Abnormal Psychology Introduction The evolution in our understanding of abnormal psychology is revealed by the changes in the way we have treated those suffering such disorders. For most of history, the emotionally disturbed were considered to be society's castoffs. They were commonly locked up in prisons or workhouses alongside criminals. No exception was made for children, who were generally considered... Running Head: A study of Depression A study of Depression in the Context of Abnormal Psychology of Abstract Depression refers both to a serious mental disorder and to a normal mood involving sadness that a...
Electroconvulsive Therapy
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...antidepressants (RCP, 2008). Currently, its use is limited to severe mania, catatonia and unresponsive major depression. It has no role in the general treatment of schizophrenia. It is offered in situations where medications have had no effects, or the side effects of antidepressants are very severe or when the patients... Electroconvulsive Therapy Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT is a method of induction of epileptic fits by passing electrical current through brain. The history of ECT has its origins in the discovery of generation of electrical waves by the brain which was demonstrated by Richard Caton in the early years of nineteenth century (ECTonLine, 2008). This demonstration was done in dog br...
Evaluating systamtic reviews(evidence based medicine)
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...antidepressants, restricted mobility, organic brain syndrome, or the inability to complete the inventory. The selection was not randomized because they wanted to look at people who specifically could be diagnosed with depression using the Beck Depression Inventory. The search for the study was relatively complete... Review How effective is CBT(cognitive Behavioral Therapy) in the treatment of mild to moderate depression? The criteria for being selected for the sample in this study were to be above the age of 18 and have a Beck Depression Inventory Score of at least greater than 14. Exclusion criteria for the study was attempts to suicide, psychotherapy in the past 6 months, use of antidepressants,...
Fibromyalgia
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...antidepressant medications. Although current major depression was found in only about 18-36% of Fibromyalgia patients, a lifetime history of depression was observed in 50-70% of the cases in a study (Goldenberg 778-779). Gender and age are the other important risk factors in Fibromyalgia as Fibromyalgia is 10 times more prevalent in women than in men and is most likely to be diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 (Chakravarty and Zoorob 247... Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. The word "fibromyalgia" comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle ...
Bipolar Disorder
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...antidepressants such as Lexapro and Prozac. Usually, antidepressants have the capacity to increase the activity of the brain cells. In other cases, patients may rely on anti-manic agents when experiencing the manic episodes. However, anti-manic drugs are combined with lithium, an agent that prevents the recurrence of the different episodes. Antipsychotics may also be an option in an effort to prevent recurring depressive episodes (Fayyaziet al., 2014). Prognosis of Bipolar Disorder Researchers have highlighted that genetic factors contribute to the development of bipolar disorder. Certain factors that trigger the development of bipolar disordermay be inherited... Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar...
Neuroscience
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...antidepressants take several weeks for reversal of symptoms related to depression. This finding provides... ?Neuropod Podocast Review The neuropod podocast on June 30th is about some interesting topics, stress related to life, how alcohol makes people aggressive, what the brain is doing while wandering and how ketamine lifts depression. This is a very interesting podocast with good scientific evidence base and discussion with the researchers. According to Jens Pruessner of the Douglas Mental Health University, being born and raised in city increases the lifetime risk of certain psychiatric disorders like anxiety and mood disorders like depression and schizophrenia and this is mainly related to stress in...
Sexual studies biology assignment 2 (another persos assignment)
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...antidepressant-associated sexual... Sexual Studies Biology Assignment #2 Article summary and review: Sexual dysfunction has been often reported as a common side-effect of anti-depressants due to the actions of either or both serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI’s). While these effects were long considered to be inevitable, Agnes Higgins, Michael Nash and Aileen M. Lynch explored the possibilities of overcoming the effects of both SSRI’s and SNRI’s in order to improve sexual dysfunctions among users of anti-depressants. This was done through a systematic analysis of various articles concerned with the incidence, pathophysiology, and treatment of...
Bipolar Disorder and its misdiagnosis
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...antidepressants can produce mania in some of the patients who are vulnerable to bipolar disorder. Therefore it is very necessary to treat bipolar disorder with care and caution as because a depressive episode can readily turn into a manic episode. Some other stressors as lack of sleep, frequent use of stimulants and alcohol... ? Bipolar disorder is a condition in which the patient suffers from severe mood swings alternating between an elevated of energy level and mood, which is normally termed as mania, or at a depressive state. The disorder is characterized by one or more manic, hypomanic or mixed state episodes lasting for at least a week. Mixed state is the episode in which the patient has the...
Discuss the three main categories of biomedical therapy and provide an example for each type in essay form.
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...Antidepressants help patients feel less depressed. There are three types of medications i.e. monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricylics, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The frequently used drug is tricyclist which relieves depression (Sue at al 2012). Antipsychotics are drugs that are powerful in treating schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Some of the first antipsychotics drugs are phenothiazines. These drugs helped in controlling flagrant symptoms of disorders such as hallucinations and delusions. Currently this drug has been replaced... Biomedical therapies Biomedical therapies are interventions whose main focus is to reduce major symptoms which are associated mainlyby the...
Crisis
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...antidepressants and antipsychotics. It is in this context that such a process acts in the betterment of the patient’s health status. On the contrary, deinstitutionalization affects towards crisis... Crisis Stress is defined as the non-specific reaction or response of the body, which is overwhelmed due to demand for the changes, when any threat with regards to the environmental changes occur and individuals have to respond to the changes accordingly. Whereas crisis may be defined as an obstacle or the period when individuals experience a negative mood shift and are commonly disorganized and insuperable by the use of customary methods of problem solving, within which many attempts to abort changes are...
Describe Major Depressive Disorder, highlighting the neurochemical and physical changes that are associated with this disease. Based on the known neurochemical
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...Antidepressant drugs actually induce plastic changes in neuronal connectivity, which gradually lead to improvements in neuronal information processing and recovery of mood (Castren, 2005). The currently available drugs are elaborated in table-3. There are both pharmaco therapies and psychotherapies available. The efficacy of depression-targeted, time-limited psychotherapies as acute phase treatments for mild-to-moderately depressed outpatients with MDD is clear and is preferred in milder, uncomplicated, non-chronic cases. The most effective approach would be to convert medication... Major Depressive Disorder Definition and diagnosis Major depression disorder or MDD is a common mental illness that falls...
Treatments of Major Depressive Disorder
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...antidepressants such as the selective serotonin uptake inhibitors effectively treat depression. Although there may be other brain circuits that lead to depression, the amine hypothesis has lead to the discovery of many classes of drugs that treat depression (APA, 2008). Treatment Before initiating treatment the patient should be assessed as a whole and not only as a case because the causes of depression are multifactorial and these etiological factors whether they are inducing factors or stressors must be probed in a through history, physical and mental examination. Findings from the history... ? Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder Introduction Mood disorders are a clinical spectrum of mental...
The development of fluoxetine (prozac) for major depressive disorders
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...antidepressants acted by boosting one or more of the three monoamine neurotransmitters, which is evidenced by the mode of action of most... ?Severe desperation, downcast with feelings of loss and meagreness are crucial in defining the mental disturbance that is depression. Depression is acommon 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. Among the situations that most often precipitate depression are failures at school or work, loss of a loved one, illness, old age among others. In addition to emotional...
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