Short Answer Questions
1. Which symptoms of schizophrenia are reduced by antipsychotic medications? Which symptoms are resistant to antipsychotic medication?
2. Tranquilizers are often prescribed by physicians for patients who complain of panic and anxiety, however they are not considered the treatment of choice for extended periods. What problems are associated with the use of tranquilizers to treat anxiety-related disorders?
3. What is the placebo effect and what role does it play in the effectiveness of antidepressants?
4.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires controlled trials that last for a few weeks or, at most, a few months to test the effects of drugs used in the treatment of psychological disorders. What concerns
are raised by the limited time period for these trials?
5. How does systematic desensitization make use of the principles of classical conditioning to help people with phobias?