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the generic name given to formal psychological treatment

biological treatments

treatment based on medical approaches to illness and disease


the use of medication that effect brain or body functions

psychotroptic medications

drugs that affect mental processes

biological or medical model

the use of psychotrophic medication is based on what model?

Biological or medical model

which views psychological problems as diseases that can be treated medically

anti-anxiety medications

reduce anxiety and promote relaxation but also induce drowsiness and are highly addictive

anti anxiety medications

valium, xanax, ativar, klonipin are all examples of what?


regulate mood disorders and anxiety disorders

anti depressants

prozac , paxil , elavil and nardil are all examples of what ?


mood stabilizers (like lithium) used for bipolar disorder


block the effects of dopamine, not always effective


thorazine, Haldol, zyprexa and seroquel are considered what kind of drugs?

alternative biological treatments

used as last resorts because they are more likely to have serious side effects than either psychotherapy or medication

alternative biological treatments

psychosurgery, Electronconvulsive therapy (ect) and deep brain stimulation are all what?

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