Drug treatments for abnormality

  • It is the main treatments for mental disorders. Based on the assumption that abnormality is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Three main types:
  • Anti-depressents e.g. MAOIs (monoamine-oxidase inhibitors) and TCAs (tricyclics). Improve mood by increasing availability of neurotransmitters. Treats depression.
  • Anti-psychotics e.g. clozapine. Sedate and reduce symptoms of…


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