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Hypnosis and Drugs . Music: “Blame it on the Alcohol” Jamie Foxx “Addicted to Drugs” Kaiser Chiefs. Today: Ch. 5 Part II. 1. Drugs: a) Alcohol b) Marijuana c) Ecstasy and others 2. Drug Dependence 3. Factors in Drug Use 4. Hypnosis: a) Definition b) Susceptibility

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Hypnosis and drugs

Hypnosis and Drugs

Music:

“Blame it on the Alcohol”

Jamie Foxx

“Addicted to Drugs”

Kaiser Chiefs


Today ch 5 part ii
Today: Ch. 5 Part II

  • 1. Drugs:

    • a) Alcohol

    • b) Marijuana

    • c) Ecstasy and others

  • 2. Drug Dependence

  • 3. Factors in Drug Use

  • 4. Hypnosis:

    • a) Definition

    • b) Susceptibility

    • c) Facts & Falsehood

    • d) Theories

    • e) Demonstration

  • 5. Dream interpretation (cont’d from last week)

  • 6. 4. Movies:

    • “Prescription Drug Abuse in Teenagers” (10 min.)

    • “Curing Insomnia” (6 min.)


1 drugs
1. Drugs

  • a) Alcohol:

    • Effects: slows down brain activity that controls judgment, inhibitions and motor coordination.

    • Binge drinking in university students

    • Accidents:

      • BAC & driving

    • Violent crime:

      • rape & domestic violence


A alcohol cont d
a) Alcohol (cont’d)

  • Complications

    • with chronic use:

    • emotional

    • social

    • physical (p.233)

  • Diagnosis:

    • Self-administered test


1 drugs cont d
1. Drugs (cont’d)

  • b) Marijuana: (THC)

    • Effects: mild hallucinogen; amplifies senses

      • Mild euphoria and relaxation

    • Associated problems:

      • Effects on memory & attention

      • Automobile accidents

      • Lung Disease

      • Early onset psychosis in those vulnerable

  • c) Ecstasy (MDMA):

    • Effects: euphoria, energy, emotional bonding and empathy

    • Physical consequences: damage to serotonin pathways

    • Long term impairments in memory, mood and personality



2 drug dependence
2. Drug Dependence

  • What do Doctors look for to diagnose drug dependence?

    • Must have 3 or more of the following symptoms:

      • Substance taken in larger amounts than intended

      • Desire and unsuccessful attempts to cut back

      • Considerable time spent obtaining the substance

      • Inability to fulfill role obligations & curtailing important activities due to substance

      • Marked tolerance

      • Withdrawal symptoms


3 factors in drug abuse
3. Factors in Drug Abuse

  • a) Depends on the drug, p. 224


3 factors in drug abuse cont d
3. Factors in Drug Abuse (cont’d)

  • b) Biological predisposition

    • Genetic factors

      • Translates into fewer dopamine receptors

      • Predict who will be more likely to be addicted to alcohol, cocaine and heroin

  • c) Psychological factors:

    • Depression/anxiety

    • Escape from painful self-awareness

  • d) Social factors:

    • Peers

    • Family background


4 hypnosis
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 cont d
4. Hypnosis (cont’d)

  • b) Susceptibility

    • Associated traits:

      • absorption, imaginativeness, rich fantasy life

      • Imaginative suggestibility

  • c) Facts and Falsehood p. 214:

    • What hypnosis can do:

      • Alleviate pain

      • Sensory distortions

      • Treatment of hypertension, migraines, allergies

    • What hypnosis cannot do:

      • Age regression/ Regression into past lives

      • Make people act against their will

      • Recover lost memories


4 d theories of hypnosis
4. d) Theories of Hypnosis

  • 1) Role enactment theory

  • 2) Hypnosis as an altered state/dissociation

  • 3) Unification of views

  • 4. e) Hypnotic Induction

    • Demonstration using a common, clinical induction procedure

    • Utube clip


5 self guide to dream interpretation
5. Self-Guide to Dream Interpretation

  • Example from the class:

  • 1) Write your dream in the present tense

  • 2) Underline dream elements

  • 3) Provide more description of the dream elements

  • 4) Associate to dream elements

  • 5) Link to waking life

  • 6) Interpreting your dream & making it work for you!


4 movies
4. Movies

  • 1) “Prescription Drug Abuse in Teenagers”

    • Teenagers in a substance abuse treatment center talk about their addictions to prescription drugs

  • 2) “Curing Insomnia”

    • An alternative treatment to drugs for insomnia using cognitive behavioural therapy

  • Note: 2 multiple choice questions may be extracted from these movies for midterm #2

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