Types Of Medication Used For Treatment

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Types of medication used http://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-psychiatry • Antidepressants – used to treat depression, panic disorder, PTSD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
• Antipsychotic medications – used to treat psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
• Sedatives and anxiolytics – used to treat anxiety and insomnia.
• Hypnotics – used to induce and maintain sleep.
• Mood stabilizers – used to treat bipolar disorder.
• Stimulants – used to treat ADHD
Other treatment Other treatments used are Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), medical treatment that involves applying electrical currents to the brain which is used more to treat people with severe depression. Another type of treatment is Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a nonsurgical treatment to decrease tremor and to block involuntary movements in patients with motion disorders. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), involves delivering electric impulses to the vagus nerve (supplying the heart, lungs, upper digestive tract, and other organs of the chest and abdomen) this treatment is used to treat patients with epilepsy and depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive method to stimulate small regions of the brain. During the procedure a “coil” is placed near the head of the individual receiving the treatment, this is used to regulate the mood in a person. This type of treatment is…
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