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NSU Psych 101

NSU Chapter 15

biological therapies treatments to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of psychological disorders by altering the way an individual's body functions
psychotherapy the non-medical process used by mental health professionals to help individuals recognize and overcome their problems
anti-anxiety drugs commonly known as tranquilizers; drugs that reduce anxiety by making individuals calmer and less excitable
anti-depressant drugs drugs that regulate mood
anti-psychotic drugs powerful drugs that diminish agitated behavior, reduce tension, decrease hallucinations,, improve social behavior and produce better sleep patterns in people who have a severe psychological disorder, especially schizophrenia
electroconvulsive therapy commonly called shock therapy; a treatment used for severly depressed individuals that causes a seizure to occur in the brain
psychodynamic therapies therapies that stress the importance of the unconscious mind, extensive interpretation by the therapist and the role of experiences in the early childhood years.
humanistic therapies therapies that encourage clients to understand themselves and to grow personally. The humanistic therapies are unique in their emphasis on self-healing capacities.
behavior therapies Therapies that use principles of learning to reduce or eliminate maladaptive behavior.
systematic desensitization a method of behavior therapy based on classical conditioning that treats anxiety by getting the person to associate deep relaxation with increasingly intense anxiety producing situations
cognitive therapies Therpaies emphasizing that individuals' cognitions, or thought, are the main source of abnormal behavior and psychological problems
cognitive-behavioral therapies Therapy consisting of a combination of cognitive therapy and behavior therapy; self-efficacy is an important goal of cognitive-behavior therapy
family therapy group therapy with family members
couples therapy group therpay with married or unmarried couples whose major problem lies within their relationship
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