Fitting the Therapy to the Problem In light of the differences between the various psychological disorders and their hypothesized etiologies, many professionals believe that particular types of therapy work better for particular disorders. This position makes sense, and there is some research evidence to support it. A related point is that the particular symptoms of particular disorders probably mean particular therapies are better suited to treat them. Here are some examples: To the extent that biological factors have been shown to be involved in the etiology of a disorder, it would seem that biomedical treatments ought to be most effective. And, in fact, biomedical treatments have been more effective than insight and behavior therapies in treating especially the more severe disorders, such as schizophrenia, and some mood disorders, for which there is significant evidence for biological causes. There is relatively little work for the client compared to other types of therapy. This may be the reason why biomedical treatments for psychological
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