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60 Free Essays on The Six Major Neurotransmitters In The Brain Their Function Their Impact On Medical Disease And Mental Illness

  1. schizophrenia

    foundation of the affliction is still unknown, its effects are well documented and over the next few pages will show the changes in the brain as the disease develops, and how those alterations impact the rest of the body and alter various other functions throughout the viscera. The term Schizophrenia was...

  2. Bipolar Disorder

    -to-understand description of basic neurotransmitter functions. Remember the team messengers and their adventures in the 'hood as you read other articles! *For non-US readers or those who are not familiar with the term "the 'hood" (short for neighborhood) - the story could as easily be...

  3. Teori

    . Menariknya, garis antara penyakit mental dan lain tersebut otak atau gangguan neurologis adalah agak kabur. As scientists continue to investigate the brains of people who have mental illnesses, they are learning that mental illness is associated with changes in the brain's structure, chemistry, and function...

  4. Major Depression Disorder

    Running Head: MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER Psychiatric Disorder: Major Depressive Disorder Abstract Major depressive disorder, or MDD, is a psychiatric illness in which mood, thoughts and behavioral patterns are impaired for long periods. The illness distresses the person and impairs his...

  5. Types of Depression

    problems, have setbacks or other tragedies, or have bad life situations. On the contrary, clinical depression is always abnormal and always requires attention from a medical or mental-health professional. The good news is that depression can be diagnosed and treated effectively in most people. The...

  6. Neurotransmitters and their effect on mood

    and higher function, it is important to understand the way they work. The major ones consist of Serotonin (5T-H), Norepinephrine (NE), Dopamine (DA), Oxytocin, Endorphins, and GABA. These neurotransmitters have a large impact on our moods, which are directly correlated with emotion, motivating us to...

  7. History of Abnormal Psychology

    spirits. Hippocrates didn’t agree with the idea that mental disorders came from these outside sources. Hippocrates believed that medical pathology His ideas center around the belief that the brain is the center of intellect and that mental disorders come from abnormal brain pathology. He felt that...

  8. Research Paper on Depression

    disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. This disease is caused by an unbalanced of Neurotransmitters in the brain; this unbalanced in the brain causes people to feel sad, gloomy and hopeless. The disease is directly associated with unbalanced...

  9. Addiction

    choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through...

  10. Depression in the US

    ? Major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States today. The dictionary definition of depression reads as: Severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. Clinical depression impacts...

  11. Healing Depression the Natural Way

    of an antidepressant drug, current research suggests that St. John’s wort has many effects on both the brain and the body. St. John’s wort is known to help digestion, act as an antiviral, has anti-inflammatory properties, and supports thyroid function. It also gently balances the neurotransmitters...

  12. bennizar

    differences in parts of the brain that regulate mood and impulse control. Faulty Neurotransmitters Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring chemicals in the brain and nervous system. They facilitate the communication between cells. In examining people with bipolar disorder, researchers have...

  13. Psych

    , scientists working at the molecular level are exploring the genetic basis for abnormalities in brain development and in the neurotransmitter systems regulating brain function. The article further goes on to explain the link between the brains self producing anti-psychotic cannabinoid receptors...

  14. Nuerotransmitters

    neurotransmitters which is believed to be present in the brain, the central and peripheral nervous system. In the central nervous system acetylcholine is involved in wakefulness, attentiveness, anger, aggression, sexuality among other functions, in the peripheral nervous system ACh is responsible for...

  15. Chronic Depression

    medical condition (Myers, 2007, p.477). Depression is felt due to neurotransmitters in the brain, which cause a chemical imbalance. There are many different signs and symptoms for diagnosing depression these can be eliminated or decreased by the many different available treatment options, such as...

  16. Abnormal Psych

    that interferes with one’s feelings of wellbeing and adequacy to function in society (Volkow). Mental illness is any disease or disorder that affects the brain in that it influences how one feels, thinks, behaves and perceives their selves and the world around them. Substance abuse is a form of...

  17. The Mental Illness of Depression

    Depression is a mental illness that has been in existence from the beginning of time. It has affected many people ranging from young to old. Many studies have been done about depression to try and help determine the causes, treatments, and reasons why people are prone to this disease. An...

  18. Applied Psychology: Schizophrenia

    a chronic and severe mental illness that affects approximately one percent of the general population of the United States; 2 million Americans meet the diagnostic criteria at any one time (Lee, McGlashan & Woods, 2005). Long (2005) states the disease generally strikes young people for the first time...

  19. Mental Illness Schizophrenia

    schizophrenia, than the brains of teens not at risk. The diagnosis of schizophrenia is not as simple as some illness. There is no blood test or medical test that can diagnose schizophrenia. Only a person that has special training with mental illness can make an accurate diagnosis. In order for the...

  20. Shizofrenia- Random Research

    were more prone to needing hospitalisation and often suffered other associated problems such as the breakdown of relations with their family, isolation, crime and violence. * Cannabis impacts on neurotransmitters that regulate how arousal and stress are managed in the brain. Cannabis takes a long...

  21. Schizophrenia- the Disease

    1.INTRODUCTION. 1.1 SCHIZOPHRENIA- THE DISEASE. 1.1.1 WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of the process of thinking and of emotional responsiveness.[ Concise Medical Dictionary,2010] It most commonly manifests as auditory...

  22. Chingu

    therapy led to modest improvements in upper-body motor function and quality of life six months after active therapy was completed; these improvements were significant when compared with a group of stroke patients who received the traditional treatment. Moreover, the robotic therapy — which involves...

  23. Schizophrenia

    normally in social situations. SZ has many different forms and faces, but also has very predictable symptoms and progression and although the illness is very destructive, it is on average very treatable when diagnose. (Mayo_Clinic.net) SZ is a group of severe brain disorders in which people of all ages...

  24. Bipolar Disorder/Disease

    another and environmental issues play a big role in the individual(s) life. Bipolar-Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness or disorder with a specific set of symptoms followed by periods of mania and periods of depression. Bipolar-Disorder has been known by medical professionals of all kinds for many years...

  25. Ptsd

    , the patient allows the mental health professional an inside view of the “demons” tormenting the individual. Talking about the experience is the first step in getting help and on the road to recovery (Dryden-Edwards, 2010). Treatments for PTSD usually include psychological and medical...

  26. Schizophrenia Diagnosis and Treatment

    blood tests to rule out physical illnesses versus a neurological illness. Most medical physicians will refer a patient to a psychiatrist, therapist, or mental health institution if he or she feels one may be suffering from schizophrenia and these licenses professionals have assessments and other tests...

  27. Impact of Stress on Disease

    emotional stress on the liver blood flow. Kyushu Journal of Medical Science, 12, 319-323. Kemeny, N. E. & Schedlowski, M. (2007). Understanding the interaction between psychosocial stress and immune-related diseases: A stepwise progression. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21...

  28. Psychology Unit 4 Notes

    excitatory neurotransmitter in the CNS. GABA – is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter. Dopamine – is thought to contribute to attention, learning and motor movement. Both inhibitory and excitatory. Norepinephrine – influences the degree of alertness in the brain, controls hunger, and is involved...

  29. Schizophrenia - 2

    than 100 years old. However the disease was first identified as a discrete mental illness by Dr. Emile Kraepelin in the 1887 and the illness itself is generally believed to have accompanied mankind through its history. Written documents that identify Schizophrenia can be traced to the old Pharaonic...

  30. Schizophrenia

    . The excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine or an abnormal sensitivity to dopamine in certain parts of the brain can also cause this illness. In addition, researchers discover that schizophrenics usually have enlarged brain ventricles and a smaller volume of brain tissue. The frontal lobe of the...