Biological Treatments

Antipsychotic drugs

Antidepressant drugs

Tranquilizers

Lithium carbonate

Cautions about drugs

Placebo effect

Drop-out

Dosage issues

Long-term risks

Surgery and Shock

Psychosurgery

Destroy parts of the brain

Electroconvulsive "shock" therapy

Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic

Unearth unconscious

Transference

Lasts a long time

Behaviorial therapy

Systematic desensitization

Flooding

Skills training

Psychotherapy (cont)

Rational emotive therapy (cognitive)

Stop musturbation

Humanistic

Unconditional positive regard

Nondirective

Family therapy

Evaluating Therapy

Scientific difficulties

Some ailments are more treatable

Problems with therapy

Sexual relationships

Prejudice

Use of unproven techniques

How to pick a therapist

Do a background check

What is their orientation?

When should you quit?