Introduction to Psychotherapy. Definitions and Examples. Today’s Lecture. Historical treatment of the mentally ill Psychotherapy definitions and examples Places of treatment Providers of treatment Recipients of treatment. Next Class: Does psychotherapy work?.
Definitions and Examples
Next Class:Does psychotherapy work?
Dorothea Dix (1802-1887)
Patients in Mental Hospitals. The number of patients cared for in the U.S. state and county mental hospitals has decreased dramatically since 1955.
Therapy for severely depressed patients in which a brief electric current is sent through the brain of an anesthetized patient
Side effects of ECT include temporary short-term memory loss but it is painless and there is no risk for death or brain damage.
70% of depressed patients who did not respond to other treatment respond positively to ECT.
Depression (21%)Relationship and couple problems (17%)Child rearing problems (19%)Difficulty in social and work relations (5%)Suicidal thoughts (5%)Alcohol/Drug dependence (3%)Obsessions (3%)Sexual dysfunctions (3%)Weight loss/Eating disorders (3%)Spousal/partner abuse (2%)Psychotic symptoms (2%)