Month: August 2018

Gender Identity (1)

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Antidepressants and Suicide (2)

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Psychiatry and Communication (1)

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various abnormalities related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Working on internal and external communication is a central focus in psychiatric treatment. Keywords: psychiatry, psychotherapy, communication, medicine For one-time access to read the article please click on …

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Neurotransmitter

Neurotransmitters play an important role in transmitting information between neurons across the synaptic cleft. Various regions and pathways in the brain use different patterns of neurotransmitters and different receptor subclasses, which helps to identify the role specific neurotransmitters play in various psychiatric conditions in neuroimaging studies and can also make medication more specific. Neurotransmitters are …

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Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacokinetics describes the processes that take place in the interaction between an organism and a chemical substance. There are four processes, which are often also represented as five: Liberation: the drug is released from the pharmaceutical formulation Absorption: the substance enters the blood circulation. Distribution: the substance disperses throughout the fluids and tissues of the …

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), DSM-V

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is one of the main two diagnostic manuals for mental health conditions in the world. The current version is the fifth edition. The other manual is the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD) published by the World Health …

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Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology is the scientific study of drugs that primarily target receptors and other mechanisms in the central nervous system (CNS), which play a role in information transmission between cells and along cells. Psychiatric medication is used to treat a wide spectrum of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, psychosis, eating disorder, …

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Benzodiazepines Z-Drugs and Dependence (2)

Benzodiazepines and z-drugs are some of the most widely prescribed medication. They work as anxiolytics, sleep inducers, and in various other capacities, such as muscle relaxants and against epileptic seizures. For people with anxiety and panic attack, they can normalize life, while long-term treatment options are explored, and they can be used as emergency standby …

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Social Anxiety (2)

This paper provides a brief overview of social anxiety and its treatment. There are several psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options. Often, a combination of the two leads to superior results. Special emphasis is given to a communication-oriented approach. Since communication is the mechanism which is impaired, communication is also the instrument how the condition and …

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