Chapter Seventeen. Medications Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders

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The Nervous System and Emotions

To better understand how psychotherapy drugs work, knowledge of how the nervous system functions is helpful. Chapter 15, “Medications for the Eye and Ear,” reviewed the central nervous system and how it controls bodily functions. How the central nervous system influences ...

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