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Drug TherapiesPsychopharmacologyClassificationsAntipsychotic (neuroleptics)Mood Regulators (Antidepressants)Antianxiety

1Drug TherapiesAntipsychotic Drugs (schizophrenia) Positive SymptomsPhenothiazinesChlorpromazine (Thorazine) Negative SymptomsClozapine

2Drug TherapiesMood RegulatorsBipolar DisorderLithiumAntidepressantsMAO InhibitorsTricyclicsProzac, Zoloft, Nardil, Elavil

Prozac

3Biomedical Therapies

Prozac blocks normalreuptake of the neuro-transmitter serotonin;excess serotonin indynapse enhances itsmood-lifting effect. Vesiclescontainingneurotrans-mittersSendingneuronActionpotentialNeurotransmittermoleculeSynapticgapReceptorsReceiving neuronReuptakeProzacMessage is sent across synaptic gap. Message is received; excess neurotransmitter molecules are reabsorbedby sending neuron. SerotoninNormal

5Depressed

6Prozac

7Drug TherapiesAntiAnxiety (Tranquilizers)DicarbamatesBenzodiazepinesValium LibriumBuSpar

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9Drug Therapy