Biomedical and Psychotherapy: Approaches to Treating Psychological Disorders

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Biomedical and psychotherapy are two basic approaches to treating psychological disorders. A number of approaches fall under the category of psychotherapy, but they all include the following four essential characteristics: 1.Systematic interaction between a client and a therapist

2.Based on psychological theory and research
3.Influences a client’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior 4.Used in treating disorders, adjustment problems, and to foster personal growth

Explain, in a 200- to 300-word response, the biomedical approach as well as the psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, behavior, and cognitive approaches to psychotherapy listed in your text.

There are so many approaches that can be taken place when pertaining to psychotherapy. The five main approaches are biomedical, the psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, behavior, and cognitive. The Biomedical approach would be to talk to the patient thoroughly to find the right medication to alleviate the anxiety or depression with the least amount of side effects. On the other hand, the psychodynamic approach would involve having the patient talk about their current feelings mixed with those felt in childhood. There would be little talk about the current situation in a problem solving mode. This relieves the current situation problem by going back to see why this problem even exists. Next, is the behaviorist approach, it would examine the entire process and break it down step by step, thought by thought and choose which problem of the process to eliminate. By doing this, it is exposing the client to the problem at hand in a supported environment that would help them to re-train their brain to have a different response to situations. This method is sometimes effective but the next approach is used often. The humanistic-existential approach would have the clients talk about their feelings on the situation with more detail into the inner thoughts and feelings as they connect to the external. They would...
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