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Ch.7 Psych Drugs

Psychiatric and related drugs

Loss of appetite Anorexia
A state of uneasiness characterized by apprehension and worry about possible events Anxiety
TCA Tricyclic Antidepressants
A form of depression that recurs in the fall and winter months and remits in the spring and summer Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
A possibly fatal condition caused by combining antidepressants Serotonin Syndrome
Intense, overwhelming, and uncontrollable anxiety Panic
MAOI Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor
A condition characterized by the feeling that life has no meaning, pessimism, intense sadness, loss of concentration, and problems with eating and sleeping Depression
A condition in which a patient presents with mood swings that alternate between periods of major depression and periods of mild to severe chronic agitation. Bipolar Disorder
A mood of extreme excitement, excessive elation, hyperactivity, agitation, and increased psychomotor activity. Mania
SSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
Amitriptyline would be an example of this class of drugs. TCA
Alcoholism has been linked to this. Genetics
The 4th most common psychiatric illness. It has emerged as a major civilian illness since the 9/11 attacks. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This class of drugs is considered the safest for treating insomnia. Antihistamines
Who is more likely to suffer from depression, men or women? Women
Prozac plus this kind of therapy has shown good results for the treatment of SAD Light therapy
Name two drugs used to treat alcohol abuse. Campral and Antabuse
The primary indication for using antipsychotic drugs is for this disorder. Schizophrenia
A drug that induces sleep. Hypnotic
To avoid toxicity, patients taking this medication for bipolar disorder need to have regular lab tests. Lithium
This class of drug is considered second line treatment for depression because of their many interactions with food and other medications. MAOI
Antipanic medication and this kind of therapy may successfully treat panic disorders. Behavioral Therapy
This is fundamental to human health. Sleep
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or not feeling refreshed on awakening Insomnia
The most common self-prescribed and/or administered remedy for anxiety. Alcohol
Created by: sarakiefer