Chapter 15 Psychology

  1. psychotherapy
    the generic name given to formal psychological treatment
  2. biological therapies
    treatment based on medical approaches to illness and to disease
  3. insight
    a goal of some types of therapy; a patient's understanding of his or her own psychological processes
  4. client-centered therapy
    an empathic approach to therapy; it encourages personal growth through greater self-understanding
  5. cognitive therapy
    treatment based on the idea that distorted thoughts produce maladaptive behavior and emotions
  6. cognitive restructuring
    a therapy that strives to help patients recognize maladaptive thought patterns and replace them with ways of viewing the world that are more in tune with reality
  7. cognitive-behavioral therapy
    a therapy that incoporates techniques from behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy to correct fault thinking and change maladaptive behaviors
  8. exposure
    a behavioral therapy technique that involves repeated exposure to an anxiety-producing stimulus or situation
  9. expressed emotion
    a pattern of interactions that includes emotional over-involvement, critical comments, and hostility directed towards a patient by family members
  10. psychotropic medications
    drugs that affect mental processes
  11. anti-anxiety drugs
    class of psychotropic drugs used for the treatment of anxiety
  12. antidepressants
    a class of psychotropic medications used to treat depression
  13. antipsychotics
    a class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia and other disorders that involve psychosis
  14. electroconvulsive therapy
    a procedure used to treat depression; it involves administering a strong electrical current to the patient's brain
  15. dialetctical behavior therapy
    a form of therapy used to treat borderline personality disorder
  16. applied behavioral analysis
    an intensive treatment for autism, based on operant conditioning
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Chapter 15 Psychology
Chapter 15 - Treating Disorders of the Mind and Body