Drugs For Treating Psychological Disorders Discussion

Drugs For Treating Psychological Disorders Discussion

SHORT RESPONSE NO MORE THAN TWO SENTENCES

Discuss the medical model of mental disorders and why many professionals oppose it.

ü Describe the typical characteristics of anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Explain the historical context and the importance of the discovery of the phenothiazine antipsychotics.

ü Identify the names of several currently available antipsychotic drugs.

ü Distinguish between conventional and atypical antipsychotics.

ü Discuss theories of antipsychotic drug action and why it is difficult to understand the mechanism of action for these and other classes of psychoactive drugs.

ü Describe how lithium and anticonvulsant drugs are used in treating bipolar disorder.

ü Identify the history and effectiveness of temperance and prohibition movements in the United States

ü Describe how alcohol is processed by the body

ü Identify how consumption rate and body size influence blood alcohol concentration and know the legal BAC

 

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