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  • Essay On The Value Of Exercise In Treating Depression

    Exercise: The Value of Exercise in Treating Depression Anxiety and depression are the two leading types of reported mental health illness in the United States. They are two sides of the same insidious coin, and affect around 40 million people each year, or 18% of the population. (ADAA) The advent of anti-depressant drugs has created a multi-billion dollar industry that argues medication is the most effective treatment for patients. And while antidepressants are an important option to have available, they should not be considered the best or most effective solution in treating all cases of mild to moderate depression while there are other equally effective alternatives available. Physical activity and exercise can provide a more complete and long-lasting solution for battling these depressive disorders without the dependency and side effects that come with anti-depressant drugs. The rise of depression, and growing dependency on anti-depressive drugs, should be addressed with more concern in the United States. Unfortunately the effects of anti-depressant overuse are not treated as a serious issues, even with the staggering statistics that grow each year. For example, since 1988 the prescribing of anti-depressants has increased by 400% according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 1). One in five Americans over the age of 12 takes and psychotropic drug, and one-in-eight take an anti-depressant. (APA 1) Many patients in the U.S. are able to get…

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  • Bupropion: A Case Study

    Bupropion works by inhibiting the neuronal uptake of both dopamine and norepinephrine (Stall, Godwin, & Juurlink, 2014). Bupropion is also an antagonist for acetylcholine (Stall et al., 2014). Bupropion is considered a second generation antidepressant (Moreira, 2011). Compared to other antidepressants, bupropion acts as a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (Moreira, 2011). Bupropion can be taken in a once daily extended release tablet or an immediate release tablet that is taken…

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  • Motivational Interview Research Paper

    Introduction Culture is powerful. It can mold our values, shape our beliefs, dictate our norms and practices, and guide our overall being. It is difficult to change one’s way of life. When culture intertwines with health problem, then it becomes and issue of “how can we change individuals without changing their culture?” The answer is not a simple one, but with the use of Motivational Interview (MI), evoking patient behavior change is possible. The person that I interviewed was Lynd Tran,…

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  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Research Paper

    O’Reardon, J., Solvason, H., Janicak, P., Sampson, S., Isenberg, K., Nahas, Z., . . . Sackeim, H. (2007). Efficacy And Safety Of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation In The Acute Treatment Of Major Depression: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial. Biological Psychiatry, 62, 1208-1216. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.01.018 The efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been a topic of discussion for quite some time now. While many studies do show that TMS is not only safe,…

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  • Bupropion Case Studies

    Bupropion is an antidepressant drug that selectively inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Depressed patients who did not respond to the SSRI could use bupropion to improve their symptoms, but the side effects are also presented, especially seizures which are four times higher to occur in bupropion than other antidepressants (1998). Like serotonergic antidepressants, the article (1998) noted that bupropion has been shown to be effective in many other disorders such as attention…

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  • A Clinical Experience With Depression

    Hi Erwina, Good morning. Thank you for sharing your interesting post about depression as well as your clinical experience with your patient who had a status post fracture and manifested with depression due to living in a new environment. I understand how your patient feel because when my father transferred to a skilled nursing facility and stayed for 30 days, he suffered a depression and with the medication that they gave him (Zoloft) he developed double vision and dizziness. His doctor…

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  • Evaluating Substance Abuse Case Paper

    Bupropion is highly recommended when other drugs have been ineffective as it acts on chemicals in the brain that are related to nicotine craving (McDonough, 2015). However bupropion can work more effective with nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine patches, inhalers and gums (Preston et al,2013).Even though bupropion was developed at first as antidepressant to treat depressive moods, it has been having strong effects on smoking cessations(McDonough,2015). Although bupropion has…

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  • Anxiety Disorder (GAD): A Case Study

    is still taking it though bupropion was discontinued. Ropinirole is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist that is a common antiparkinsonian drug that is also indicated for restless leg syndrome. It acts directly on the postsynaptic striatal receptors, allowing for more dopamine to be in the synaptic cleft by reducing turnover of the neurotransmitter (Murdoch, Cheer, & Wagstaff, 2004). Ropinirole focuses mostly on stimulating D2 and D3 receptors with little activity on other receptors, leading to fewer…

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  • Methamphetamine

    According to the article, “Treatment of Methamphetamine Cravings With Bupropion: A Case Report,” by Dr. Timothy Berigan and Michael Russell. One theory is to simply, treat Meth addicts with another medication. Bupropion is a medication used to treat depression and has been shown to help curb Meth cravings (Berigan & Russell, n.d.). The article states that Bupropion doesn’t “ween” addicts from their Meth use completely but it does serve as a viable option for their overwhelming cravings (Berigan…

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  • Smoking Qualitative Method

    pharmacological treatment (4). Behavioral counselling can be provided in various ways like direct patient-clinician encounters, via telephone contact, web-based interventions, text messaging, phone apps and website resources.(5) Group behaviour therapy is also an effective way to help patients to quit(6) group therapy includes informational presentations about the quitting process, group interactions, exercises on self-monitoring of one 's habit, some form of tapering method development of…

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