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Treatment of Psychological Disorders
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Overview What are the available treatments for psychological disorders? Four major paradigms: biological, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic Do these treatments work? Outcome research Process research
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Psychotherapy Who is the clinician? What are some reasons for seeking therapy? What is the therapeutic alliance? Are there negative outcomes?
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Medication Who usually prescribes medications? What are some commonly used medications? Are there negative outcomes?
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Four major paradigms: What are the treatment approaches?
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Biological Approach The ideal process: Determine a diagnosis What is the etiology? Conduct experiments with various treatments The actual process: Treat the symptoms!
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Biological Treatments Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Controversial Currently used to treat severe depression
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Biological Treatments Psychosurgery Surgical destruction of specific regions of the brain; presently used very rarely Psychopharmacology Use of medications to treat psychological disturbances; most popular biological treatment
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