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Antiparkinsonism Agents

Antiparkinsonism Agents

Antiparkinsonism Agents Parkinson’s Disease Progressive chronic neurologic disorder May develop in people of any age Usually affects those who are past middle age and entering their 60s No cure for the disease Therapy is aimed at management of signs and symptoms Progression of Parkinson’s Disease Lack of coordination Rhythmic tremors Rigidity/weakness Trouble maintaining position or […]

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Antiepileptic Agents

Antiepileptic Agents

Antiepileptic Agents Factors Affecting the Type of Seizure Location of the cells that initiate the electrical discharge Neural pathways that are stimulated by the initial volley of electrical impulses Classification of Seizures Generalized seizures Begin in one area of the brain and rapidly spread throughout both hemispheres of the brain Partial seizures or focal seizures […]

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Psychotherapeutic Agents

Psychotherapeutic Agents

Psychotherapeutic Agents Psychotherapeutic Agents Used to treat psychoses: perceptual and behavioral disorders Drugs do not cure psychoses: they help patients function in a more acceptable manner and carry on activities of daily living Used in both children and adults Mental Disorders and Their Classifications Schizophrenia Mania/bipolar disease Narcolepsy Attention-deficit disorder Schizophrenia Characteristics Hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, […]

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Antidepressant Agents

Antidepressant Agents

Antidepressant Agents Affective Disorders vs Depression Affective disorder A person’s mood goes far beyond the normal “ups and downs” Depression Severe and long-lasting feelings of sadness beyond the precipitating event Signs and Symptoms of Depression Low energy level Sleep disturbances Lack of appetite Limited libido Inability to perform activities of daily living Overwhelming feelings of […]

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Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents

Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents

Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents Types of Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents Anxiolytics Prevent feelings of tension or fear Sedatives Calm and make patients unaware of the environment Hypnotics Cause sleep Minor tranquilizers Produce a state of tranquility in anxious patients States Affected by Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs Anxiety –Feeling of tension, nervousness, apprehension, or fear involving […]

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