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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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Terms to Know

Drugs that help elevate mood and other symptoms of depression.


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


Anti-anxiety medication that reduces tension and fear.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

The use of electrical currents to stimulate the brain.


The use of drugs to treat psychological problems.


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