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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


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