Psychotherapy - Checkpoint Psychotherapy The biomedical...

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Checkpoint: Psychotherapy The biomedical therapy approach does comprise of three diverse types of treatment: Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Treatment (ECT), and Psychosurgery. 1. Psychopharmacology, which does involves the use of prescription medicine to treat some psychological problems. 2. Electroconvulsive treatment involves administering low "doses" of electric shock to the brain along with sedatives and relaxants to minimize the unpleasantness to patients, which has used only for foremost cases of hopelessness. 3. Psychosurgery involves a surgery that consists of surgical damage of neural pathways in the brain. Psychosurgery is an uncommon and final alternative treatment after all other treatments have failed ("Biomedical therapy," 1999-2006). Psychodynamic therapy is a general name for different therapy approaches, which helps a people who are, experiencing unsettling problems in their lives. Psychodynamic therapy: this analysis is that a person’s present emotional and behavioral difficulties stem from unresolved conflicts dating back to early childhood ("Psychodynamic approach," 2005, January 2). Humanistic and existential approaches contribute to a conviction that most people have the capacity for self-awareness and choice. They integrated by an emphasis on understanding human experience and a focus on the client rather than the symptom. The humanistic therapist does focus on helping people free themselves from disabling assumptions and attitudes so they can live fuller lives. Existential therapy is the belief that people's problems come from not exercising
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2011 for the course PSY/265 265 taught by Professor Bethcole during the Summer '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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