Biological Therapies- Chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy is drug therapy used to treat abnormality.
- There are two types of a drug used to treat abnormality; antipsychotics and antidepressants .
- The rate at which neurotransmitters are recived by receptors in turn affects behaviours.
- Antidepressants stimulate the rate at which neurotransmitters are recieved and antipsychotics slow it down.
- Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat disorders such as schizophrenia.
- There are two types of antipsychotics; conventional and A typical.
- Conventional antipsychotics block the action of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain by binding to receptors.
- A typical antipsychotics temporarily occupy dopamine receptors but then rapidly dissasociate to allow dopamine to get through.
- Depression is associated with insufficient amounts of neurotransmitters being produced so antidepressants work to stimulate the increase of neurotransmitters.
- Neurotransmitters are absorbed by receptors and so, depending on which type is used, antidepressants either reduce the rate of…