19. Treatment Methods

19. Treatment Methods - Treatment Modalities • Biological...

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Unformatted text preview: Treatment Modalities • Biological Therapies – Psychotropic Medication: alter the biochemistry of the brain. – Ritalin – Paxil/Xanax – Prozac, , Celexa – Lithium • Psychosurgery: Deep brain stimulation revisited – Thin electrode surgically implanted so electrical currents can be delivered to the brain • 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 • 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 • Psychodynamic Therapies: looks at unconscious conflicts, defense mechanisms and symptom resolution in a broader manner than Freud •...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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