Mental Illness NS 216.txt
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Norepinephrine/Epinephrine are a/w what?
Serotonin is a/w what?
GABA is a/w what?
- stress reduction
- seizure threshold
Acetylcholine is a/w what?
- involuntary action
Glutamate is a/w what?
- organization of brain signaling
Dopamine is a/w what?
Anxiety drugs are primarily a/w which neurotransmitter?
Anti-depressants are primarily a/w which neurotransmitter?
Anti-psychotics are primarily a/w which neurotransmitter?
Cognitive jobs of the cortex?
- rational thinking
Cognitive jobs of the midbrain?
Cognitive jobs of the HICC (hypothalamic Instinctual Control Center)?
- -- food
- -- fluid
- -- flirting
- -- feelings
- -- fight
- -- flight
Amygdala in particular is responsible for what?
fight-or-flight response (HR, BP, muscle)
- too much dopamine -or- too many dopamine receptors
- possible causes include genetic, environmental, exposure of mother to flu virus while in uteri
Schizophrenia (cognitive M's)
- slow down in transmission to the frontal lobe -> information-processing overload
- inability to selectively attend to stimuli due to abnormal feedback mechanisms
Positive symptoms (list)
- Disorganized speech
- Disorganized behavior
- excessive or exaggerated behaviors
- thought to be linked to excessive dopamine
- persistent untrue belief (grandiose, nihilistic, persecutory, somatic, or religious)
- behaviors would make sense if delusions were real
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