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PSYCH Lecture 20 - Treatment Methods

PSYCH Lecture 20 - Treatment Methods - Treatment Modalities...

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Treatment Modalities
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Biological Therapies Psychotropic Medication: Alter the biochemistry of the brain Too much/too little dopamine, seratonin… Ritalin (ADHD) Paxil/Xanax (anxiety) Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa (depression) Lithium (Bi-polar disorder)
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Deep Brain Stimulation Revisited: Thin electrode surgically implanted so electrical currents can be delivered to the brain Clip : electrodes in a brain with a pacemaker as a depression treatment. Shows 1 st woman after feeling optimistic and happy. They don’t want the patient to feel artificially happy. 2nd woman: OCD --> when the battery failed, intrusive thoughts re-entered, surgery to replace batteries to bring her back to normal
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Psychosurgery: Lesion/destroy problematic areas of the brain to eliminate disruptive behaviors (lobotomy, ocd surgery) Deep Brain Stimulation Revisited Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): shock therapy Beneficial to hose with severe depression which are not responsive to medication/therapy Can lead to memory impairment Unclear on why/how it works
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Psychoanalysis
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