a psychotic disorder that is characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought (as in hallucinations and delusions), and actions.
a monoamine oxidase A inhibitor medication. Includes brand names include Eldepryl.
the use of substances (e.g., medications, alternative therapies, substances of abuse) for symptom relief without the guidance of a doctor.
having to do with the body
substances that increase feelings of alertness and reduce feelings of fatigue.
a pattern of substance use that results in significant negative consequences to the individual or others.
see Serotonin 2A Antagonists / Reuptake Inhibitors
Saroten Retard :
Saroten Retard :
see Buspirone Hydrochloride
Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) :
medications that selectively inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine. Includes medications such as reboxetine.
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) :
medications that selectively inhibit the reuptake of serotonin at the synapse, thus increasing availability of serotonin at the synapse, and eventually resulting in down-regulation of post-synaptic receptors. SSRI medications include paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac), sertaline (Zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox, feverin, Dumirox, floxyfral), and citalopram (Celexa, Cipramil, Serostat, Cipram).
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptophan, 5-HT) :
a hormone and neurotransmitter (an indoleamine) important in a variety of functions including appetite, sleep, depression and anxiety.
Serotonin and Norepinephren Re-uptake Inhibitor (SNRI) :
a medication that inhibits re-uptake of both serotonin and norepinephren. Includes medications such as venlafaxine.
Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SRI) :
a medication that inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin by synaptic receptors. As compared to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), the SRIs have more effects on neurotransmitter systems in addition to the serotonin system. Commonly used SRIs in anxiety and depression is clomipramine and desipramine.
Serotonin 2A antagonists/reuptake inhibitors (SARIs) :
medications that block serotonin reuptake and increase serotonin by antagonism and serotonin 2A receptors. Includes medications such as nefazadone and trazadone.
an Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication. Includes brand names such as Atruline, Lustral, Zoloft.
see Dual Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
Solis see :
see Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor
see Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor
Substance Dependence :
a pattern of behavior that results in increased tolerance for the substance, physiological and psychological dependence, and withdrawal symptoms.
a psychotherapy technique in which one is asked to observe and monitor their own behavior.
a medication used to calm or relax. Often prescribed for sleeping problems.
a Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication. Includes brand names such as Atruline, Lustral, Zoloft.