Ch 19: Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults

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Use Study.com's video lessons and quizzes to explain treatment methods for psychological disorders in adults. This online program covers various types of therapies as well as drug treatment.

Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults -Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The lessons in this chapter look at many types of therapies used to treat psychological disorders in adults. You'll examine the principles behind group therapy and individual therapy and learn what biological therapy is and how it's used. The use of psychiatric drugs is explored, as are ways of determining treatment effectiveness.

This chapter pays special attention to treatment methods used for older individuals, including sensory training and reality orientation. You'll learn about life review therapy as well as pet therapy. This chapter's videos will help you learn about topics including:

  • Therapy methods
  • Psychiatric drugs
  • Pet therapy
  • Remotivation
  • Effectiveness of treatment methods

Video Objective
Individual Therapy Discuss the uses and methods of individual therapy.
Group Therapy Identify the methods used in group therapy and when group therapy is appropriate.
Psychiatric Drugs Examine how pharmaceutical treatments are used for psychological disorders.
Biological Therapy Look at the principles behind biological therapy and when it is used.
Treatment Effectiveness Learn how to determine if a treatment is working.
Sensory Training Discuss the use and effectiveness of sensory training as a treatment unique to older populations.
Reality Orientation Learn about reality orientation and how it is used to treat older patients.
Remotivation Discuss the use of remotivation as a treatment in older populations.
Life Review Therapy Examine life review therapy as a way to treat psychological disorders in older people.
Pet Therapy Learn about the use of therapy animals to help older people.

10 Lessons in Chapter 19: Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults
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Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive & Behavioral

1. Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive & Behavioral

What are the different approaches to individual therapy? In this lesson, we'll watch as Mary tries to find the type of individual therapy that works best for her. Will she be able to overcome her problems? Let's find out!

Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types

2. 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?

Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses

3. Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses

Have you ever been curious about how psychiatric drugs work, or more specifically, which psychiatric drugs are used for which disorders? This lesson outlines some common psychiatric disorders and how various medications are used to treat and subdue psychotic symptoms.

Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples

4. 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.

Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness

5. Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness

In this lesson we'll explore factors that contribute to treatment effectiveness in psychological treatment plans. We'll also analyze ways to assess effectiveness and the importance of doing so.

Sensory Training: Definition, Uses & Examples

6. Sensory Training: Definition, Uses & Examples

This lesson explores some of the basic ideas of sensory training in older people by using the most common types of therapy in examples, including balance and strength.

What is Reality Orientation? - Definition & Techniques

7. What is Reality Orientation? - Definition & Techniques

This lesson explores the therapeutic technique of reality orientation in older individuals. In addition, we will discuss the origin and current criticisms of this type of therapy.

Remotivation: Definition, Uses & Process

8. Remotivation: Definition, Uses & Process

In this lesson, we will explore what remotivation therapy is and why it would be used. We will also look at a case example and the steps in the remotivation process.

Life Review Therapy: Definition & Uses

9. Life Review Therapy: Definition & Uses

This lesson explores the basic process and ideas behind life review therapy. In addition, we'll examine why this type of therapy can be especially applicable to older individuals.

What is Pet Therapy? - History, Facts & Benefits

10. What is Pet Therapy? - History, Facts & Benefits

A brief look into the basics of what pet therapy, or animal assistant therapy, is and how it works. Specific attention is given to why this type of therapy is effective and in what instances it may be helpful.

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