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CNS stimulants that may be used to treat depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
drugs that treat psychotic symptoms and behavior (schizophrenia, bipolar disease, and other mental illness)
cognitive behavioral therapy
conditioning (changing behavior patterns by training and repetition) is used to relieve anxiety and improve symptoms of illness
electric current is used to produce changes in brain wave patterns with resulting convulsions and loss of consciousness; effective in the treatment of major depression. Modern techniques use anesthesia, so the convulsion is not observable
psychoanalytic technique in which the patient verbalizes, without censorship, the passing contents of his or her mind
group of patients with similar problems gain insight into their personalities through discussion and interaction with each other
treatment in which a child, through use of toys in a playroom setting, expresses conflicts and feelings unable to be communicated in a direct manner
treatment that allows the patient to explore inner emotions and conflicts so as to understand and change current behavior
group therapy in which a patient expresses feeling by acting out family and social roles with other patients
offering encouragement, support, and hope to patients facing difficult life transitions and events
psychoanalytic process in which the patient relates to the therapist as though the therapist were a prominent childhood figure
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