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lect17(therapy) - PSY120-CAROL DONNELLY Lecture 17 THERAPY...

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PSY120—CAROL DONNELLY Lecture 17 THERAPY Biomedical Therapies Drug Therapies **Antipsychotics (e.g., thorazine, clozapine) **Antidepressants (e.g., modulate serotonin; bipolar = lithium) **Antianxiety (e.g., tranquilizers) Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) = Mimics an epileptic seizure & somehow gets the neurotransmitters to the right places Psychosurgery--Prefrontal lobotomy Positive Psychology **Scientific study of optimal human functioning **aims to discover & promote strengths & virtues that enable individuals & communities to thrive 3 Pillars of Cognitive Psychology 1. Positive subjective well being = happiness, health, optimism; advance human fulfillment; not just survive, but thrive 2. Positive character = creativity, courage, compassion, integrity, self control, wisdom, spirituality, leadership 3. Essentials of Therapy 1. Warm Relationship 2. Subjective reality respected 3. Don’t hand them a fish; teach them how to be a fisher (ask questions & let them come up
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