Antidepressants

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  • Created by: Natasha
  • Created on: 28-03-13 17:37
  • Assumes mental disorder caused by biochemical imbalance, attempts to correct imbalance by adminstration of drugs. Aim to alter abnormal behaviour by intervening directly in bodily processes - more specifically synaptic trasmission between neurones found in the brain. 
  • Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors, block the action of the enzyme that breaks down noradrenaline and serotonin at the post-synaptic knob, so increasing the availability of these neurotransmitters in the nervous system- elvating the mood of the depressed indiviudal. 
  • Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, example Prozac. These inhibit the re-uptake of serotonin and thus making more of this…

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MrsMacLean

A handy set of revision notes on the biological treatments for Depression.

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