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DESCRIPTIONHypnosis and Drugs. Music: Ganja Babe Weeds Soundtrack Alcohol Barenaked Ladies. Today: Ch. 5 Part II. 1. Drugs: a) Alcohol b) Marijuana c) Ecstasy d) Narcotics 2. Drug Dependence 3. Factors in Drug Use 4. Hypnosis: a) Definition b) Susceptibility c) Facts & Falsehood - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Hypnosis and Drugs
Music: Ganja BabeWeeds SoundtrackAlcohol Barenaked Ladies
Today: Ch. 5 Part II1. Drugs: a) Alcoholb) Marijuanac) Ecstasy d) Narcotics2. Drug Dependence3. Factors in Drug Use4. Hypnosis: a) Definitionb) Susceptibilityc) Facts & Falsehoodd) Theoriese) Demonstration5. Dream interpretation (contd from last week)6. 4. Movies: Hypnosis and Surgery Pain (5 min.)Weight Loss Hypnosis (4 min.)
1. Drugs a) Alcohol:Effects: slows down brain activity that controls judgment, inhibitions and motor coordination. Binge drinking in university studentsAccidents: BAC & drivingViolent crime: rape & domestic violence
a) Alcohol (contd)Complications with chronic use: emotional social physical (p.233)
1. Drugs (contd) b) Marijuana: (THC)Effects: mild hallucinogen; amplifies sensesMild euphoria and relaxationAssociated problems:Effects on memory & attention Automobile accidentsLung DiseaseEarly onset psychosis in those vulnerablec) Ecstasy (MDMA):Effects: euphoria, energy, emotional bonding and empathyPhysical consequences: damage to serotonin pathwaysLong term impairments in memory, mood and personality
1. Drugs (contd)d) Narcotics or opiates:Derived from opium and capable of relieving painE.g. Heroin, morphine, codeineMost commonly abused: oxycontin (Hillbilly Heroin/Oxy)heroin2. Drug Dependence
2. Drug DependenceWhat do Doctors look for to diagnose drug dependence? Must have 3 or more of the following symptoms:Substance taken in larger amounts than intendedDesire and unsuccessful attempts to cut backConsiderable time spent obtaining the substanceInability to fulfill role obligations & curtailing important activities due to substanceMarked toleranceWithdrawal symptoms
3. Factors in Drug Abusea) Depends on the drug, p. 224
3. Factors in Drug Abuse (contd)b) Biological predispositionGenetic factorsTranslates into fewer dopamine receptors Predict who will be more likely to be addicted to alcohol, cocaine and heroinc) Psychological factors: Depression/anxietyEscape from painful self-awarenessd) Social factors:PeersFamily background
4. Hypnosis a) Definition:Systematic procedure that typically produces a heightened state of suggestibility. (p.214) b) Susceptibility: Hypnotic ability is normally distributed
4. Hypnosis (contd)b) SusceptibilityAssociated traits:absorption, imaginativeness, rich fantasy lifeImaginative suggestibilityc) Facts and Falsehood p. 214: What hypnosis can do:Alleviate painSensory distortionsTreatment of hypertension, migraines, allergiesWhat hypnosis cannot do: Age regression/ Regression into past livesMake people act against their willRecover lost memories
4. d) Theories of Hypnosis- Role enactment theory:Hypnosis is a normal mental state in which suggestible people act out the role of a hypnotic subject. - Hypnosis as an altered state of consciousness:Hypnotic effects are attibutable to a special sate of consciousness.Changes in brain activityHypnosis creates a dissociation or split in consciousness- Unification of viewsHypnotic phenomena involve both alterations in consciousness and complex social interactions that are shaped by role expectations.
4. e) Hypnotic InductionDemonstration using a common, clinical induction procedure
5. Self-Guide to Dream InterpretationExample from the class:1) Write your dream in the present tense2) Underline dream elements3) Provide more description of the dream elements4) Associate to dream elements5) Link to waking life6) Interpreting your dream & making it work for you!
4. Movies1) Hypnosis and Surgery PainHow hypnosis has helped one cancer survivor.
2) Weight Loss Hypnosis Hypnosis helps one woman find the motivation to eat healthier and exercise. A look at the scientific side of hypnosis, how it can help, and its limitations.
Note: 2 multiple choice questions may be extracted from these movies for midterm #2