Biological Therapies: Drugs

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Anti-anxiety drugs

Calms down activity in the brain. Used for: OCD, general anxiety, acute problems.
:) Works very quickly
:( Highly addictive
:( Treats the symptoms but not the cause

Anti-depressants drugs

Eliminates all low moods. Bllocks the re-uptake of serotonin so theres more available serotonin in brain. Used for: depression, mood disorders, bi-polar.
:) Less side effects
:) Effective
:( Not instant up to 6 weeks to work
:( Treats symptoms but not the cause

Anti-psychotic drugs

Takes away/sedates the positive symptoms. Works by blocking the receptors for dopamine. Used for: schizophrenia - delusions/hallucinations.
:) Some patients are able to lead normal life
:( Only works for positive symptoms
:( Awful side effects

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