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Nervous System & Psychiatry - Q – Psychiatric Therapeutic Terms & A – Meaning

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electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) electrical shock applied to the brain to induce convulsions; used to treat patients with severe depression
light therapy use of specialized illuminating light boxes and visors to treat seasonal affective disorder
psychotherapy treatment of psychiatric disorders using verbal and nonverbal interaction with patients, individually or in a group, employing specific actions and techniques
behavioral therapy treatment to decrease or stop unwanted behavior
cognitive therapy treatment to change unwanted patterns of thinking
psychotropic drugs medications used to treat mental illnesses (trop/o = a turning)
sedative agent that has a calming effect and quiets nervousness
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) electrical shock applied to the brain to induce convulsions; used to treat patients with severe depression
light therapy use of specialized illuminating light boxes and visors to treat seasonal affective disorder
psychotherapy treatment of psychiatric disorders using verbal and nonverbal interaction with patients, individually or in a group, employing specific actions and techniques
behavioral therapy treatment to decrease or stop unwanted behavior
cognitive therapy treatment to change unwanted patterns of thinking
psychotropic drugs medications used to treat mental illnesses (trop/o = a turning)
sedative agent that has a calming effect and quiets nervousness
Created by: shachi.pandit