PSYUNIT4: Clinical- drug treatment (A01+2)

Drug therapy


  • Drug therpay focuses on alternating neurotransmitter levels. This could be either increasing or reducing them.
  • Drug treatment therefore may be used to block receptors so that neurotramsmiters cannot activate the receptors to increase activity.
  • Neurotransmitters that are commonly involved in mental disorders include serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.
  • In treating sz, antipsychotics are used which increease seretonin levels.
  • Different types of drugs are given to different disorders and the clinician needs to ensure they monitor the effetcs that the drug is…


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