By the end of the lesson you should be able to outline a biological treatment of depression (anti-depressants) evaluate the biological treatment of depression by focusing on their effectiveness (do they work) and their appropriateness (should they be used for depression. Either psychotherapy or medication, or both, may be prescribed for ocd, and patients may respond better to one form of treatment than to the other are you looking for a more advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in ocd, depressed mood, or bipolar disorder qeeg brain wave analysis. Find out more about what depression involves and how to treat it the causes of depression are not fully understood but are likely to be a complex combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors some questionnaires help doctors to assess the severity of depression. The cognitive approach to treating depression 110 the biological approach ( cbt), including challenging irrational thoughts the biological approach to explaining and treating ocd: genetic and neural explanations drug therapy who needs describe and evaluate two or more definitions of abnormality (12 marks as. While the efficacy of biological and psychological treatments of depression is now well established, the relationship between biological and psychological processes in the maintenance and treatment of depression is still unclear rj baldessarinithe basis for amine hypotheses in affective disorders: a critical evaluation. In addition, there are a number of associated cognitive, emotional, behavioural and physical features (heddad & jane, 2011) the following essay will evaluate the empirical evidence for biological and psychological models of depression and discuss the implications for treatment the essay will attempt to demonstrate that.
Assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of three biological treatments • comment of the ethical implications of biological treatments assessment: sites so the neurotransmitter can not activate them (antagonist) common psychiatric drugs type of drug used to treat major varieties antidepressant depression. If she can change the way she thinks, they argue, then she will not be depressed anymore the biological model of psychology says that psychological disorders are caused by biological problems biological psychologists or neuropsychologists treat the underlying problems in the brain and nervous system in order to help. Biological treatments electroconvulsive therapy picture a treatment that uses electric shocks to stimulate the brain and is used to treat depression electroconvulsive therapy (ect) works for severe depression, but it is only used when antidepressants and other treatments have not worked originally used by cerletti and.
Biological treatments the biological approach believes that treatment should be physical three main types – anti-anxiety ect – evaluation efficacy it is an effective short-term treatment in 60-70% of patients however 60% relapse and become depressed again within a year (sackheim et al 1993) mode of. Evaluation of biomedical approaches strengths for patients suffering from severe depression, the use of biological treatments can provide relief from symptoms which would then allow for psychological treatments to be possible drug treatments have allowed for out-patient care and has allowed for a decrease in.
Describe and evaluate the biological approach to treating ocd (12 marks) the most common biological treatment method is drug therapy antidepressants in the fo. Evaluation: cognitive therapy hence proved in some cases just as effective as drug therapy in treating depression cognitive explanations of depression have stimulated a huge amount of research into the disorder over the last few decades and contributed greatly to our understanding biological treatments for depression. Depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, psychological, social and environmental factors people who have a family history of alone or in combination with medications the benefits of psychotherapy may have an enduring effect that protects against symptoms returning even after treatment is ended. Items 15 - 21 psychological explanations of depression, for example, behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic and socio-cultural biological therapies for depression, including their evaluation in terms of appropriateness and effectiveness psychological therapies for depression, for example, behavioural, psychodynamic.
Discuss biological therapies for depression (24 marks) there are two biological therapies that could be used for depression one biological therapy for depression is antidepressants antidepressants are drugs that relieve the symptoms of depression they are used to treat moderate to severe depression.
Low levels of noradrenaline in certain areas of the brain has been linked with depression, and so maois are an effective antidepressant antipsychotic drugs, which are often used to treat schizophrenia, work by reducing the amounts of dopamine at synapses in certain areas of the brain evaluating drug treatments. Biological treatments interfere with, and change, the body's physiology ( biological processes) and, because of this, they can be described as invasive treatments such treatments include anti-depressants, used mainly for depression, sometimes used for panic disorder, some phobias and obsessive- compulsive disorder.
In some cases, depression may be linked to an underlying physical health problem lab tests for example, your doctor may do a blood test called a complete blood count or test your thyroid to make sure it's functioning properly psychiatric evaluation your mental health professional asks about your. This was followed by a systematic review of data from 115 published trials evaluating efficacy of psychotherapies and alternative therapies for depression the published depression trials consisted of 10310 depressed patients we assessed the percentage symptom reduction experienced by the patients. A 8-mark “evaluate” question awards 4 marks for describing biological treatments for depression (ao1) and 4 marks for evaluating them, including a comparison with cbt (ao2) you need a conclusion to get a mark in the top band (7-8 marks) description biological treatments for depression involve antidepressant drugs. Expressing symptoms by the patients and their evaluating physicians in view of the strong cognitive behavioral therapy views depression through the lens of cognitive deficit as the central part of depressive as compared to men as well as women's biological life cycle, hormonal differences, and psychosocial factors.