Prozac And Depression Patients

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Prozac And Depression Patients

  1. 1. Prozac and Depression Patients<br />RISE Program Proposal<br />By: Zoe C Negron Comas <br />
  2. 2. Is Prozac to credit for betterment in depression patients? <br />
  3. 3. Objectives<br />Find out whether or not Prozac truly helps and if so how?<br />
  4. 4. Depression<br />Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness<br />Loss of interest in daily activities<br />Appetite or weight changes<br />Sleep changes<br />Psychomotor agitation or retardation<br />Loss of energy<br />Self-loathing<br />Concentration problems<br />Types of Depression<br />Major Depression<br />Atypical Depression<br />Dysthimia<br />Seasonal Affective Disorder<br />
  5. 5. Anti-depressant<br />Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors<br />Treatment for:<br />major depressive disorder<br />bulimia nervosa <br />obsessive-compulsive disorder<br />panic disorder<br />premenstrual dysphoric disorder<br />Prozac <br />
  6. 6. Found in:<br />Intestines<br />Central Nervous System<br />Neurotransmitter<br />Affects:<br />Mood <br />Appetite<br />Sex drive<br />Sleep<br />Pain<br />Attention<br />Serotonin<br />
  7. 7. Serotonin and Depression<br />
  8. 8. Prozac and Serotonin<br />
  9. 9. Hypothesis: <br />Prozac is renewing neurons and that is what is causing the antidepressant effect, not the inhibition of Serotonin uptake.<br />Prozac and Depression<br />
  10. 10. Permits<br />Select Psychologists<br />Evaluate patients with depression<br />Select 20 patients with similar characteristics<br />Level of depression<br />Inciting incidents<br />Choosing Subjects<br />
  11. 11. Evaluation<br />State of mind<br />Emotional state<br />fMRI<br />Test neural activity<br />Previous to the Procedure<br />
  12. 12. Experimental Group<br />10 patients with Prozac<br />fMRI and evaluate:<br />One day<br />One week<br />Control Group<br />10 patients with placebo<br />fMRI and Evaluate<br />One day<br />One week<br />Methodology<br />
  13. 13. Find true cause of depression<br />Find alternative treatments<br />Long Term Goals<br />

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