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07 Intro to treatments- class-1

07 Intro to treatments- class-1 - Introduction to Treatment...

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6/8/2009 1 Introduction to Treatment for Mood Disorders Psy 423: Mood Disorders Paula Yanes and Chrystal Vergara 1 Why do people seek treatment? Stressful life events and circumstances Long-standing problems S ki l th 2 Seeking personal growth Reluctant clients Social support Various reasons Who provides treatment? Physicians, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clergy Mental Health Specialists Psychologist (PhD, PsyD) Clinical Psychologist Counseling Psychologist 3 Social Worker (MSW) Psychiatrist (MD) Which one should you start out with? Depends on what kind of treatment you want…
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6/8/2009 2 Treatment of Depression Good News: There are effective treatments Antidepressant medications 4 Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) Behavioral Activation (BA) 60-80% of treatment completers make significant improvements Treatment of Depression Bad News: Most depressed individuals do not seek treatment for depression 5 High levels of attrition High levels of relapse Only 17-28% of treatment attempters recover and remain non-depressed through treatment and over an 18 month period
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