procedures for alleviating mental disorders based on the findings and principles of psychology and best administered by trained psychologists
people with mental disorders interact with trained therapists who help change certain behaviors, thoughts, or emotions. ( better the patient)
a close and often powerful relationship between the therapist and the person seeking help, in which both cooperate to alleviate the client's mental disorers.
based on the ideas that mental disrders stem primarily from the kind of hidden inner conflicts first described by Freud.
phenomenological/experiential therapies (humanistice therapies)
see the world through their eyes, treated as equals, central relationship
difficulties in directly expperiencing and expressing emotions, such as anger or the need for love
first learn how to induce a relaced state in their own bodies by learning how to relax their muscles. expoed to stimuli that elicit fear.
based on the belief that many mental disorders stem from faulty or dostorted modes of thought
Rational-emotive therapy (RET)
a cognitive therapy based on the view that many forms of mental disorders stem from irrational thoughts
excessive critism, hostility and emotional overinvolvement. can cause relapse of disease!
a side effect of some antipsychotic drugs involving loss of motor control, expecially in the face
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
biological therapy in which electrodes are placed on a patient's temples and strong electric shocks are then delivered to the brain