Prozac And Depression Patients

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