Major Forms of Therapy

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Therapy has long been thought of as taboo. In this paper, I will discuss the major forms of therapy and their characteristics along with the strategies that are also used. This essay will also cover examples of each disorder and show which therapeutic method is best used in caring for individual(s). Psychological Disorders have been around for centuries, back then they did not know how to treat various disorders. Throughout much of human history, people linked abnormal behavior to witchcraft. (Howells & Osborn, 1984; Berrios, 1996). Back in the 1900, when Doctors didn’t know how to treat individuals with psychological disorders, these individuals were placed in hospitals called asylums to treat such behavior. However through time, treating individuals with psychological disorder has evolved into many type of therapies. Today therapy is used to aid in treatment of the many types of disorders that are known to man. There are different types of approaches to psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is the treatment of psychological disorders by a therapist, a professional who is trained to treat emotional and mental problems. Psychodynamic is a form of therapy. This type of treatment is used to psychoanalysis the individual to deal with past conflicts that causes such impulsive behavior. When this method is used the therapist can use free association and/or dream interpretation to uncover the hidden thoughts and feelings. Individuals that would benefit from this type of therapy would be someone with anxiety. Strategies to achieve a successful treatment is therapy and sometimes anti-anxiety drugs. Another approach to therapy is behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy is ... ... middle of paper ... ...makes them feel better and pick their spirits up. In the 1900, Doctors used this method of treating psychological disorder by using electroconvulsive therapy. This type of therpy uses electric shock to the brain causing the patient to go unscious and have a seizures, this was only done in very severe cases of depression. This form of therapy I don’t think is performed anymore but there is an alternative that is used and it is called transcranial magnetic stimulation. This is when magnets are used on parts of the brain to relieve depression. There are many types of therapy but only a trained professional and the individual can make the decision on best how to treat a disorder. Works Cited Throughout much of human history, people linked abnormal behavior to witchcraft. (Howells & Osborn, 1984; Berrios, 1996).

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