Atypical antipsychotic

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  • Health Promotion : Atypical Antipsychotic And Weight Gain

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    Health Promotion: Atypical Antipsychotic and Weight Gain Erica Dunham University of Ontario Institute of Technology HLSC 1810U Jillian Gumbley MSc 24 November 2014 In today’s society mental health has become something that is much more known to individuals and their families. Mental health is something that is as serious as a physical illness but it is still feared and misunderstood by many people including those who are diagnosed with mental illness (Stuart, 2012)

  • Disorganized Schizophrenia Case Study

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    Disorganized Schizophrenia Disorder Hunter Boumans Central Louisiana Technical Community College • DEFINITION- Disorganized schizophrenia aka hebephrenia is one of the main types of schizophrenia. It is characterized by symptoms of extreme disorganization and usually develops during adolescents. Primary symptoms experienced by individuals with disorganized schizophrenia are not similar to other forms of schizophrenia because they do not have delusions, hallucinations, etc. instead

  • Schizophrenia: Treatment and The Role of The Social Worker Essay

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    intervention skills, to assist them with coping with the difficulties that come with having a family member diagnosed with schizophrenia (Preston, O'Neal & Talaga, 2010). Research A 2010 study tested the effectiveness of a new FDA approved atypical antipsychotic medication Lurasidone. The researchers performed four six week clinical trials to test the

  • Essay about Psy/270 Appendix H

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    Assignment: DSM – IV Evaluation School: University of Phoenix Course: PSY/270 Instructor: Lorry Bradley, M.A. By: Ronald Berry 1. Case Study 1 DSM – IV: Schizoid Personality Disorder A. Causes: When it comes to this disorder the exact cause is unknown, even though a combination of environmental and genetic factors especially in early childhood

  • Disorganized Vs. Disorganized Schizophrenia Disorder

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    Disorganized Schizophrenia Disorder Hunter Boumans Central Louisiana Technical Community College • DEFINITION- Also called hebephrenia, disorganized schizophrenia is one of the main 5 subtypes of schizophrenia. These patients generally have extreme disorganized behavior as well as other disorganized symptoms; however they do not have traditional symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions and hallucinations. • POSSIBLE CAUSE- Exact cause is unknown. It is believed that hormones

  • Informative Essay : Borderline Personality Disorders

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    Borderline Personality Disorders Hunter Boumans Central Louisiana Technical Community College • DEFINITION- Aka BPD, is a mental disorder marked by ongoing intense mood swings, self-imaging problems, and impulsive behavior usually surfacing during adolescence to early adulthood and can lead to major psychological disorders later in life. • POSSIBLE CAUSE/RISK FACTORS- The exact cause has not been distinguished yet. However, research shows that genetics, and environment as well as social

  • Symptoms Of Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

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    Background information: Antipsychotics are primarily used to manage the symptoms of psychosis, particularly schizophrenia and bipolar disorder by blocking D2 receptors in the dopamine pathway of the brain. There are two main types of antipsychotics; typical antipsychotics, also known as the first generation antipsychotics (FGA) which were developed in 1950s, example of medicine in this category include Chloropromazine, Haloperidol, Flupenthixol, and Loxapine. Atypical antipsychotics, also referred as second

  • Describe and Evaluate at Least Two Biological Treatments for Schizophrenia

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    factors. Most people with schizophrenia receive some form of drug therapy. Drug therapy is the most common treatment, using antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs aims to help patient function as well as possible and increasing patient’s feelings of well being. Researchers believe that dopamine plays an important part in schizophrenia. The goal of conventional antipsychotic drug therapy is to reduce the amount of dopamine, or the amount of dopamine receptor sites. They are dopamine antagonists

  • The Reproductive Safety Of Quetiapine

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    disorders lead many patients to remain on pharmacological management using antipsychotics throughout pregnancy. Antipsychotics are used to manage symptoms of psychiatric disorder such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and many others by blocking type 2 dopamine receptor (D2) in the dopamine pathway of the brain.6 There are two main types of antipsychotics; typical antipsychotics and atypical antipsychotics, which is also known

  • Substance Abuse And Its Effects

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    SUBSTANCE ABUSE Researchers state that almost half of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia in the United States also self-medicate with alcohol and other drugs (Elements Behavioral Health, 2014). This is suggested due to individuals attempting to lessen the symptoms of their disorder. As discussed previously symptoms can include hearing and seeing things that others don’t hear or see, problems falling asleep or staying asleep and problems with concentration and memory. In an effort to lessen