Therapies - Therapies The history of treatment *What to do...

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Therapies The history of treatment *What to do with the severely disturbed? *middle Ages to 17th century *madness = in league with devil *torture, hanging, burning, sent to sea *18th century *mentally disordered people = degenerates *keep them away from society *Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) *reform in Paris mental hospital *some patients got better enough to leave hospital *reform of U.S. system *moral-treatment movement *kindly care *led to large, state-supported public asylums *overcrowding, loss of public attention The 20th century *Deinstitutionalization (mid-1950s) *get people out of asylums and back into community *effective antipsychotic medication *general mood of optimism in country *1961: establishment of community mental health centers Hospitals from a patient's perspective *Rosenhan (1973): "On being sane in insane places” *sane people got into mental hospitals as patients *found very low interaction with staff *dehumanizing nature of interactions *normal behaviors interpreted pathologically Places of treatment *public or private mental hospitals *general hospitals *nursing homes for older patients with mental health needs *halfway houses/group homes *community mental health centers *private offices Recipients of treatment *Most people who meet criteria for DSM diagnoses do not seek treatment *women seek more treatment than men *college educated seek more treatment than high school educated *whites seek more treatment than nonwhites *higher income seek more treatment than lower income
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Therapy *Psychotherapy *an emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and someone who suffers from psychological difficulties *Eclectic Approach *an approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client’s problems, uses techniques from various forms of therapy Psychoanalysis *Freud believed the patient’s free associations, resistances, dreams, and transferences – and the therapist’s interpretations of them – released previously repressed feelings, allowing the patient to gain self-insight *use has rapidly decreased in recent years Issues with Psychoanalysis *Resistance
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 1A taught by Professor Kerrihogue during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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