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Monday, April 19, 2010


Now in this lesson we will learn about the remaining therapies. Psychoanalysis:- A neurologist by named Sigmund Freud developed psychoanalysis and also interested to give treatment for neurotic or hysterical patients. This therapy seeks to induce behavior and resolve internal conflicts by treating patients to bring to their unconscious emotions to the surface. Through techniques such as free associations, fantasies, and dreams from which the analyst explains the unconscious conflicts , the patient is able to bring to awareness his or her unconscious emotional conflicts and thus can overcome these problems. The conflicts including the contributing to resistance and those involving transference onto the analyst of distorted reactions, psychoanalytic treatment can briefly describe how the patients unconsciously stimulated by experience of symbolic reactions.

Sex Therapy:- To overcome sexual dysfunctions such as frigidity which is also known as sexual response in women, impotence of which inability of a man to achieve and or maintain an erection, and premature ejaculation  of which release of semen before coitus can be achieved.

Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT):- To produce convulsions and sometimes unconsciousness in the brain an electric current is applied for the treatment. In order for the serious depression and the depressive phase of bipolar disorder, this treatment is used. The fewer indications of convulsive therapy can be introduced by the therapy called antidepressant drug therapy. Now a days this Electroconvulsive therapy is most often used for the treatment of severe major depression that is not responded to the other treatment.

Drug therapy:-  Drug therapy is the treatment of diseases by using medications. It has several different forms. Sometimes this drug therapy is very helpful to treat mental illness. It is also revealed that mental illness is indeed physical illness. The drug treatment is enhanced by the psychotherapy.
Neuroleptic drugs are the drugs that modify psychotic symptoms.  Some of the categories of these drugs are mentioned below:  

1. Antianxiety Agents:- These drugs treat anxiety also called minor tranquilizers and sedatives.  Examples of these agents are barbiturates and drugs such as diazepam, which is also known as Valium and chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride also known as Librium.

There are some more different types of drug therapies, which we will learn, in the next lesson.

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