Mental Illness NS 216.txt

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Mental Illness NS 216.txt
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Mental illnesses and M's
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  1. Norepinephrine/Epinephrine are a/w what?
    • stimulant
    • anger
    • fear
    • anxiety
    • fight-or-flight
  2. Serotonin is a/w what?
    • depressant
    • sleep
    • calm
    • pleasure
  3. GABA is a/w what?
    • relaxant
    • stress reduction
    • seizure threshold
  4. Endorphins are a/w what?
    • pain relief
    • pleasure
  5. Acetylcholine is a/w what?
    • involuntary action
    • memory
    • motivation
  6. Glutamate is a/w what?
    • organization of brain signaling
    • memory
    • pain
  7. Dopamine is a/w what?
    • perception
    • movement
    • pleasure
  8. Anxiety drugs are primarily a/w which neurotransmitter?
    GABA
  9. Anti-depressants are primarily a/w which neurotransmitter?
    serotonin
  10. Anti-psychotics are primarily a/w which neurotransmitter?
    dopamine
  11. Cognitive jobs of the cortex?
    • rational thinking
    • planning
    • inhibitions
    • sensorium
  12. Cognitive jobs of the midbrain?
    • personality
    • perception
  13. Cognitive jobs of the HICC (hypothalamic Instinctual Control Center)?
    • 6F's
    • -- food
    • -- fluid
    • -- flirting
    • -- feelings
    • -- fight
    • -- flight
  14. Amygdala in particular is responsible for what?
    fight-or-flight response (HR, BP, muscle)
  15. Schizophrenia (etiology)
    • too much dopamine -or- too many dopamine receptors
    • possible causes include genetic, environmental, exposure of mother to flu virus while in uteri
  16. 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
  17. Positive symptoms (list)
    • Delusions
    • Hallucinations
    • Disorganized speech
    • Disorganized behavior
  18. Delusions (def)
    • excessive or exaggerated behaviors
    • thought to be linked to excessive dopamine
  19. Delusions (C's)
    • persistent untrue belief (grandiose, nihilistic, persecutory, somatic, or religious)
    • behaviors would make sense if delusions were real

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