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  • Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI): A Case Study

    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) remain the mainstay pharmacological treatment for OCD. They are fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, citalopram and escitalopram. In this case, Mrs P was taking escitalopram. However, in contrast with depression, SSRIs treatment in OCD requires higher dosage and the response time is somehow longer. Usually, patient with depression respond to SSRIs within 2-6 weeks whereas patients with OCD take 10-12 weeks of response time (Dougherty, Rauch and Jenike, 2004). Some suggested that addition of low dose antipsychotic agent (eg haloperidol, olanzapine, etc) could augment the mechanism of SSRIs, leading to improvement of OCD symptoms. (Goddard et al., 2008) Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant which is of seldom use to treat OCD now. This is mainly…

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  • Serotonin Synthesis

    Serotonin (5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and paracrine signalling molecule in all bilateral animals, where it mediates gut movements and the animal's perceptions of resource availability. 5-HT was found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), blood platelets, and the central nervous system (CNS) [1] [2]. Approximately 90% of 5-HT in the human body is synthesized and released in the GI tract, and the remainder is synthesized in serotonergic neurons of the CNS. 5-HT is synthesized from…

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  • Serotonin Syndrome Research Paper

    Assignment -1 Serotonin syndrome: • Definition. • Causes. • Risk factors • Symptoms. • Diagnosis. • Treatment plan. • Prevention. 1-definition : Serotonin syndrome we can define it as a many symptoms that may happen due to use of serotonergic drugs the symptom may extent from mild to severe Symptoms include increase in the body tempreture and agitation and sweating and diarrhea tremor and increase in reflex .. body tempreture may be very dangerous and may be more than 41.1 c or 106 F…

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  • TRAM Causes Serotonin Toxicity

    The second issue raised by several reports is that TRAM causes “serotonin toxicity”. A review of one such U.S. based primary study18 that reported a single case of serotonin toxicity after TRAM was used revealed that, TRAM was co-administered with other drugs (i.e., venlafaxine and mirtazapine)18. The study performed a causality assessment and reported that, serotonin syndrome was observed after adding Tramadol to the existing medication regime (of venlafaxine and mirtazapine). Based on the…

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  • Serotonin Syndrome: A Case Study

    To monitor for efficacy in this case, I would expect the patient to take 20 mg of fluoxetine daily for 2-4 weeks and return for a follow-up visit, where she indicate if her symptoms have either resolved or improved. To monitor for toxicity, I would want to look for symptoms of serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome occurs due to serotonergic drug use and excitability of peripheral and central postsynaptic 5HT-1A and 5Ht-2A receptors (Volpi-Abadie, Kaye, & Kaye, 2013). Serotonin syndrome…

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  • Informative Speech On Ecstasy

    room. Intensify you club experience with 3,4- methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or what is better known as ecstasy. Let’s get down to business and talk about the popularity of this drug, along with its destructive nature. Zooming into the brain, neurons release chemical substances that are called neurotransmitters. These chemicals are responsible for daily life and basic bodily functions. Ecstasy primarily targets many parts of the brain that contain the neurotransmitter called serotonin.…

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  • Biological Theories Of Depression Essay

    This means that the serotonin levels are the main part in major depression and it is important to keep the levels stable with norepinephrine in order not to have depression or mania. If an individual has low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, they would be depressed. However, if they have low levels of serotonin and high levels of norepinephrine, they would have a serious mental illness as they may have bipolar disorder. The psychological theories are focused on cognitive theories and…

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  • Ecstasy Research Paper

    referred to taking two are more ecstasy pills at one time and boosting occurs when taking other substances with ecstasy to make the drug more potent and heightens the effects. Once the drug reaches the brain, it creates a chemical imbalance in the brain. The affected chemicals are: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Serotonin is the main chemical that causes the effects of the brain and body after the consumption of MDMA. “MDMA causes these neurotransmitters to be released from their…

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  • Research Paper On Chronic Depression

    seeks pleasure or motivation. In order for someone to be motivated to seek a reward, the VTA and the NaC must be stimulated. Studies have shown that chronic pain impairs the function of this dopamine system (Taylor, 2015). Furthermore, the decrease in dopamine might also explain the occurrence of depression and anxiety in the chronic pain population. Another neurotransmitter that plays a role in depression is serotonin. Serotonin has been identified as one of the many neurotransmitters that…

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  • Schzrephenia And Depression Case Study

    is secreted to the muscles which is then used to fight or flight from danger. The SNRI shows positive results in patients compared to the ones treated with a placebo as it this allowed to strengthen the links between the deletion and the neurotransmitters. A shortage of noradrenaline is interrelated with the decreased dosage of serotonin in the body. This is the reason why SSRI drugs are prescribed to most depressed patients. Serotonin and depression There is a connection between the serotonin…

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