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Drug Therapy
Drug therapy aim: to induce or amplify an already present effect on on the brains neurotransmitters
through the use of drugs
Benzodiazepines

How they work:

· Work on brain/ slowing central nervous system
· Enhances gaba action (Gaba = neurotransmitter/bodies natural form of anxiety relief)
· When neurons…

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· Lockwood (1989) studied over 2000
musicians and 27% took beta blockers ­ they
felt better about their performance and
were judged to be better
· No proven side effects (though some linked
to developmental diabetes
· Require little effort from user ­ taking pills
requires no time/effort/motivation



Limitations:
Benzo:…

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