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TherapyLectureoutline-2 - Treatment Modalities •...

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Unformatted text preview: Treatment Modalities • Biological Therapies – Psychotropic Medication: alter the biochemistry of the brain – Ritalin for ADHD – Paxil/Xanax for anxiety – Prozac, , Celexa for Depression – Lithium for Bi-polar disorder • Psychosurgery: lesion/destroy problematic areas of the brain to eliminate disruptive behaviors (lobotomy; ocd surgery) • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): shock therapy, beneficial to those with severe depressions which are not responsive to medication/therapy. Can lead to memory impairment, unclear on why/how it works • Wire thin electrodes in the brains • Use handheld device to change the current to the electrodes in the brain and emotions felt in the mind, make them feel giddy/happy • Manipulating the moods of these people • These electrodes are brain stimulation • Ethical issues surrounding this • Psychoanalysis: based on Freudian principles believing in the impact of early childhood • Uses Free association: saying whatever comes to mind • Dream Interpretation • Transference: develop relationship with therapist based on other people in one’s life • Goal to uncover UCS conflicts to decrease anxiety/stress caused by guilt •...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course PYSCH 111 taught by Professor Malley during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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TherapyLectureoutline-2 - Treatment Modalities •...

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