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Lecture #3

by: Anastasia Bugrova

Lecture #3 PSYC 101

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Anastasia Bugrova

Psychology 101
Dr. Sher

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anastasia Bugrova on Tuesday October 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 101 at a university taught by Dr. Sher in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 16 views.


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Date Created: 10/20/15
Aka the study of the interface between biological function and behavioremotion We transmit messages through billions of interconnected nerve cells called neurons Parts of a neuron Life support center of the neuron Receive messages from other neurons Long single extension of a neuron Transmits buttons to other neurons A gap between the axon terminal of one neuron and the dendrites of a receiving neuron 1 Electrical impulses action potentials travel from one neuron to another across a tiny junction known as synapse Chemical messengers released from the sending neuron These travels across the synapse and bind to receptor sites on the receiving neuron causing it to cause or inhibit an action potential Focused on a lot all of there Serotonin 5HT Norepinephrine NE Dopamine DA Reabsorption of some neurotransmitter by the sending neuron Implications for treatment of psychological disorders Schizophrenia Caused in part by an excess of dopaminergic action Psychosis A symptom of schizophrenia This is a psychotic disease Break with reality Ex Hearing seeing things that aren t there and having major delusions 50 What kinds of drugs would be most helpful 0 Drugs that help decrease the amount of dopamine in their body They block dopamine receptors 1 Take an antipsychotic 2 Go to a session the challenges you delusions to some degree Depression May be due to a de cit in serotoninergic action 50 What kind of drugs would be helpful Drugs that increase the serotonergic Example Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor OR the SSRI Increase access to serotonin They do not change the underlying disorder and instead they x the symptoms and shift your depression risks Prozac Paxi Zoloft Luvox


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