Antidepressant Medication: A Case Study

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Cacioppo and Freberg (2013) discussed medication and its usage in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorders. Depression and bipolar disorder, both share the common experience and underlying biological roots of depression. The most common medications discussed are tranquilizers, antidepressants, behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques are used to treat anxiety disorders. Surprisingly to what most individuals think aerobic exercise is way to treat the medical and cognitive behavioral. However, the number one option that is highly chosen is antidepressant medications. Which is generally also an option that is being overprescribed instead of finding other alternatives of treatment. Cacioppo and Freberg (2013) also further discussed medication and its usage in the treatment of ADHD. Their treatment is done with medication and a behavior therapy. The most common drug name is Ritalin that I have seen several children on the medication. In my personal opinion, when children are diagnosed with ADHD they are immediately prescribed some form of medication like Ritalin. Hardly ever do you see some sort of behavior therapy that is been used or other alternatives. While most parents are happy that the child is diagnosed they also do not ask for other alternatives for their…show more content…
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