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Ch 14: Neurological Treatment for Psychological Issues

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Refer to our video and text lessons to learn more about neurological treatment options for addressing various behavioral and cognitive disorders. Use this chapter to study for psychology class tests, prepare for class discussions or even get ready for college entrance or placement exams.

Neurological Treatment for Psychological Issues - Chapter Summary

There are many drug, behavioral and biological therapies available for different types of psychological disorders. This chapter provides you with the opportunity to review details about the application of these therapies and how they work. You can test what you have learned in each lesson with a self-assessment quiz and track your progress through this chapter using your Dashboard. You can even contact instructors to clarify any information presented in these lessons. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain behavior modification techniques
  • Define rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
  • Explain the process of exposure therapy to treat phobias
  • Note the benefits and uses of group therapy
  • Detail the techniques of interpersonal therapy and what it treats
  • Describe the application of cognitive restructuring
  • Provide details about how antidepressants, amphetamines and antipsychotic drugs work in the brain and body
  • Explore the uses and controversies of biological therapies
  • Identify and define terms relating to the nerves and brain

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Neurological Treatment for Psychological Issues
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What Is Behavior Modification? - Definition, Techniques & Examples

1. What Is Behavior Modification? - Definition, Techniques & Examples

How did you learn right from wrong, and what influenced you to form these behaviors? In this lesson, we will explore how factors in our environment work together to determine how we behave.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques

2. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques

What do you get when you take Albert Ellis and have him merge cognitive techniques with behaviorism? Why REBT, of course! Learn more about the application of rational emotive behavior therapy in this lesson.

Exposure Therapy for Phobias: Definition & Concept

3. Exposure Therapy for Phobias: Definition & Concept

In this lesson, you'll learn what a phobia is and how it can be treated with exposure therapy. The lesson includes a concrete example of the therapeutic process for treating a fear of flying, and it also includes a quiz to help you evaluate your level of understanding.

Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types

4. Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types

When an individual has personal problems they want to work on with the help of a professional therapist, they don't necessarily have to do it one-on-one. They could benefit from group therapy instead. When is group therapy a good option?

Interpersonal Therapy: Techniques & Definition

5. Interpersonal Therapy: Techniques & Definition

Interpersonal therapy can be a very effective short-term treatment for episodes of acute depression or anxiety. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define interpersonal therapy and explore some of the techniques used in the process.

Cognitive Restructuring: Techniques, Definition & Examples

6. Cognitive Restructuring: Techniques, Definition & Examples

Cognitive restructuring can be a very effective treatment for intrusive negative thinking. Learn about cognitive restructuring and explore the ways it can be applied in a therapeutic environment.

How Antidepressants Work in the Brain

7. How Antidepressants Work in the Brain

Depression leads to feelings of sadness. It's thought that the mood disorder is influenced by lower than normal concentrations of certain neurotransmitters within the brain. Learn how antidepressants increase these feel-good neurotransmitters.

How Amphetamines Work in the Brain & Body

8. How Amphetamines Work in the Brain & Body

Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulant drugs. They increase certain chemicals in the body, which cause specific psychological and physical effects. This lesson describes how amphetamines work in the brain and the body.

How Antipsychotic Drugs Work in the Brain

9. How Antipsychotic Drugs Work in the Brain

Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, mania due to bipolar disorder, severe depression and severe anxiety, are treated with antipsychotic drugs. Learn how antipsychotic drugs work in the brain to lessen symptoms.

Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples

10. Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples

Do you think psychological problems can be fixed with electric shocks or brain surgery? Find out more about biological treatments for mental problems and the controversial role they played in treating patients.

Terminology for Procedures Related to the Brain and Nerves

11. Terminology for Procedures Related to the Brain and Nerves

In this lesson, we'll cover a few terms related to surgical procedures of the brain and nerves. Lobectomy, thalamotomy, neuroplasty, neurotomy and neurorrhaphy.

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