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Biological Treatments

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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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Tutorial

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

Notes for "Biological Treatments"

Terms to Know


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.

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Psychosurgery

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

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    The use of electrical currents to stimulate the brain.

  • Anxiolytics

    Anti-anxiety medication that reduces tension and fear.

  • Antidepressants

    Drugs that help elevate mood and other symptoms of depression.

  • Antipsychotics

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

  • Pharmacotherapy

    The use of drugs to treat psychological problems.