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Effects of The Administration of Melissa officinalis on Memory and Anxiety

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dc.contributor.advisor Foster, Paul
dc.contributor.author Bedock, Cara Otte
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T20:15:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T20:15:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-12
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5434
dc.description.abstract Research has shown that the development of anxiety disorders is linked to a deficiency in GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and an excess of glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter. Previous research has been conducted on the herbal supplement, Melissa officinalis, and its ability to improve cognitive functioning while increasing levels of calmness in those who had taken it. This study sought to replicate and expand on these results while incorporating the use of neuropsychological measures in addition to an anxiety measure. It was predicted that those taking Melissa officinalis would show decreased levels of anxiety post drug administration and improvement on various neuropsychological tasks as compared to those given a placebo. No significant difference was found between the placebo and those given Melissa officinalis on any measure. The discrepancy in the results of this study compared to previous literature requires further investigation and improvement upon the current study.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Anxiety
dc.subject Melissa officinalis
dc.subject Memory
dc.title Effects of The Administration of Melissa officinalis on Memory and Anxiety
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Ujcich Ward, Kimberly
dc.contributor.committeemember Magne, Cyrille
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Psychology
dc.subject.umi Pharmacology
dc.subject.umi Alternative medicine
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.contributor.department Psychology


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