treating disorders - o Negative symptoms Deficits in...

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o Negative symptoms: Deficits in functioning Lack of hygiene No expression of emotion Inability to keep a train of thought o Who seeks treatment? 155 of US population annually Anxiety and depression most common Women > Men Insured > uninsured Higher educated > less educated o Who provides Treatment Clinical psychologists Counseling psychologists Psychiatrists Clinical social workers Psychiatric nurses Counselors o Historical Perspective Early belief: mental illness is caused by evil spirits Treatments includes o Chains/ shackles o Burning at the stake o Trepanning; cutting a hole in the patients head o Biological treatments The goal : to alter the body’s biological functioning Often very effecting Pharmacotherapy Using medicine to treat mental disorders o Anti anxiety drugs Tranquilizers o Antidepressants Prozac o Antipsychotics Clozapine Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): administering electrical current to induce a seizure Often effective for severe depression Last resort
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