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Biological Therapies- Antidepressants.
MAOI's breaks down neurotransmitters. Blocks the action of the enzyme and increases avalability of neurotransmitters.
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Biological Therapies- Antidepressants.
SSRI's. Prozac. Blocks serotonin re-uptake. So More serotonin is left in the synapse, prolonging its activity.
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Biological Therapies- A02 The effectiveness of anti-depressants. Effectiveness.
Tested in trails via drugs and placebo.Giltin, effective in reducing symptoms. 65-75% cured with antidepres compared to 33% placebos. Ethical issues: Placebo must be used in control enviro if proper drugs exist. Patients not getting real drug unethic
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Biological Therapies- A02 Quality of supporting research.
Criticised-quality of research. Turner, publication bias towards evidence of drug working. Negative results on drugs, conveyed as positive. Can lead to mis-treatment and cause the patient harm as antidepressants may not be the best choice.
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Biological Therapies- Factors afftecting choice of treatments- Appropriateness.
Drugs used cos its cheap and easy to get, waiting list for psych therapies. Drugs don't offer long term cure as symptoms recur. Ideal world, drugs less pscyh therapies more. Pinquart reviewed both types of therapies. Psych more effective. Psych appro
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Biological Therapies- Ethical Issues.
Concerned, SSRI's-risk of suicide. Increases suicidal thoughts in people.Wesbecker, on Prozac, shot 20 people before killing himself. Feurguson reviewed the studies-SSRI's 2ice as likely to attempt suicide. News finds 1or2 so cannot establish cause.
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Tested in trails via drugs and placebo.Giltin, effective in reducing symptoms. 65-75% cured with antidepres compared to 33% placebos. Ethical issues: Placebo must be used in control enviro if proper drugs exist. Patients not getting real drug unethic

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Criticised-quality of research. Turner, publication bias towards evidence of drug working. Negative results on drugs, conveyed as positive. Can lead to mis-treatment and cause the patient harm as antidepressants may not be the best choice.

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Drugs used cos its cheap and easy to get, waiting list for psych therapies. Drugs don't offer long term cure as symptoms recur. Ideal world, drugs less pscyh therapies more. Pinquart reviewed both types of therapies. Psych more effective. Psych appro

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Akhil Hans

I have condensed the text. Always refer back to your own resources as this only contains some of the information of AQA board.

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