Biological Therapies to Psychopathology: Drugs

Quick test on treatments of psycholoathology- Drugs

Name an Anti-Psychotic drug
Clozapine (Brand name= Clozaril)
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What is the drug Clozaril used to treat?
Schizophrenia
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Once Clozaril is taken, what symptoms does it reduce?
Hallucinations and Delusions
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What does anti-psychotic drugs AIM to do?
To reduce dopamine activity
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HOW do anti-psychotic drugs treat schizophrenia? (process)
By blocking D2 receptors
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Why are anti-psychotic drugs effective? (Rationale)
Because EXCESS utilisation of dopamine in brain leads to this abnormality
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Name an Anti-Depressant drug
SSRI (eg Prozac)
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Why are anti-depressant drugs effective? (Rationale) (Q7)
Because EXCESS uptake of serotonin depletes level in brain and leads to depression
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Therefore, what does anti-depressant drugs AIM to do?
Selectively inhibit uptake of serotonin
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What does the drug MAOI do?
block the action of an enzyme that breaks down serotonin, so increasing its availability in the nervous system
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Schizophrenia

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