Lecture 6 Treatment Modalities

Lecture 6 Treatment Modalities - Biological Therapies...

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Biological Therapies Psychotropic Medication: alter the biochemistry of the brain. Ritalin for ADHD Paxil/Xanax for anxiety Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa for depression Lithium for Bi-polar disorder Depression Drugs
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Psychosurgery: Deep Brain Stimulation Revisited Thin electrode surgically implanted so electrical currents can be delivered to the brain
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Psychosurgery: Lesion/destroy problematic areas oft eh brain to eliminate disruptive behaviors (lobotomy; ocd surgery) 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.
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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
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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