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Biomedical Therapies

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Types of Therapy 0:07
    • Psychological
    • Biomedical
  • Biomedical Therapies 1:20
    • Treat Psychological Disorders with Drugs
    • Psychiatrist Administers Medication
    • Electric Approach
  • Drug Therapies 2:40
    • Advances in Psychopharmacology
    • Pros of Drug Therapy
    • Cons of Drug Therapy
  • Antipsychotic Drugs 6:50
    • Blocks Dopamine Receptor Sites
    • Control Positive Symptoms
    • Most Common is Chlorpromazine
    • Chronic Schizophrenia Patients Do Not Respond to Antipsychotics
    • Atypical Antipsychotics
    • Target Dopamine and Serotonin Receptors
  • Antianxiety Drugs 10:17
    • Treat Symptoms of Anxiety
    • Xanax and Ativan
    • Physiological Dependence
  • Antidepressants 13:38
    • Boost a Person's Mood By Increasing the Neurotransmitters
    • Prozac and Zoloft
    • Becoming the Most Common Method to Treat Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
    • SSRIs
    • Addictive
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy 17:08
    • Shock Treatment
    • Low Voltage Currents to the Brain
    • Short Term Success Rate
    • Relapse
  • Alternative Neurostimulation Therapies 19:17
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Brain Pacemaker
  • Psychosurgery 21:39
    • Psychosurgery
    • Lobotomy
    • Vegetable State
    • Today It is Only Performed in Extreme Cases
  • Lifestyle Therapy 24:04
    • We Cannot Isolate Our Mind From Our Body
    • 80% of All Physical Illness is Related to Stress
    • Eat, Sleep, Exercise
    • Ways to Take Care of Ourselves