Risks, Benefits, and Diagnosis, psychology homework help

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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the required chapters from the text and review the required articles for this week.

The risk-benefit calculation for any drug assumes a correct diagnosis of the disorder. Many investigators and clinicians feel the current epidemic of child psychiatric disorders is largely due to inappropriate diagnosis. Evaluate the risk and benefits of using psychoactive drugs in children correctly diagnosed with a disorder versus those incorrectly diagnosed with a disorder. Consider the risks and benefits of not treating (drug treatment) a child because he or she is not correctly diagnosed with a disorder. In your evaluation summarize the natural course of the disorder, the drug action on the neurotransmitter systems in question, and the likelihood of short-term, long-term, and permanent positive and negative effects of drug treatment. Make sure to take into account the ethical dimension of this risk-benefit calculation.

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Running head: PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS

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Psychoactive drugs
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PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS

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Psychoactive drug
Introduction

A psychoactive drug is a chemical substance that is able to alter the normal and
streamlined functions of the human brain which results in changes in the perception, mood and
human behavior. Examples of these drugs include analgesics, aesthetics, anxiolytics and
stimulants used to treat mental complications (Celia JA Morgan et al. 2013). Psychoactive drugs
may be administered for the purpose of spiritual, research or for shamanic purposes. For better
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