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Biological Treatments

Biological Treatments

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will identify and explain the three major types of medications used in pharmacotherapy, as well as other biological treatments. 

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  • Pharmacotherapy

    The use of drugs to treat psychological problems.

  • Antipsychotics

    Drugs that help relieve some of the positive symptoms (agitation, hallucinations and delusions) of psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia.

  • Antidepressants

    Drugs that help elevate mood and other symptoms of depression.

  • Anxiolytics

    Anti-anxiety medication that reduces tension and fear.

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    The use of electrical currents to stimulate the brain.

  • Psychosurgery

    Any surgery used to change the brain and thereby behavioral or emotional responses.