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 ...

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...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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