Biological Therapy Essay

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Chapter 13 discussed many kinds of therapy and many approaches to therapy. Biological therapy was the first therapy discussed. There are 3 different types of biological therapies drug therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychosurgery. Drug therapy is used to treat three categories: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia. To treat anxiety therapist use antianxiety drugs commonly known as tranquilizers. These drugs make individuals less excitable and calmer. Many people use anti anxiety pills without any other therapy because it seems like a shortcut for them. To treat depression people get prescribed drugs that regulate mood or antidepressants. To treat schizophrenia people use antipsychotics. Antipsychotics are powerful…show more content…
I knew about all the drugs and therapy, but I didn’t know all of the therapy’s or all of disorders. I also know many people who take antidepressants and people who go to therapy. I used to take anti anxiety medication, but I stopped taking them because I didn’t want to be thought of as weird. That goes along with the whole stigma concept from chapter 12. An example of humanistic therapy would be client centered therapy, in which a therapist provides a warm supportive atmosphere to improve the client’s self concept. They focus on conscious thoughts. They also might mirror your feelings back at you for you to understand how you feel. I used anti anxiety medication to calm my anxiety, it helped me to relax and sort through my thoughts better. I also went to some therapy sessions, but I did not like the approach the therapist used. She would try to reflect my emotions to me and tell me what i was thinking and she would be wrong. Learning about this has made me understand it’s okay to take medication and go see a therapist. It has also helped me realize different ways to approach a situation. For example, my friend is very upset about something her boyfriend did, and I might be able to help her by using one of these approaches discussed in the

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