Relevant Articles Table Article | Patient Group | Study Type | Outcomes | Key Results | Study Weaknesses | 1 | 45 patients - 13 male, 32 female, mean age 67.4 years | Observational Study | Pts who completed pulmonary program showed improvement on all four scales. | Program significantly reduced anxiety. | Small study group | 2 | 26 rehabilitation patients with COPD were compared with 19 control patients withCOPD similar in age, gender, COPD severity and other variables. | Observational Study | Pulmonary rehabilitation program leads to a benefit inanxiety and depressive symptoms in COPD patients. | The benefit was especially significant inanxiety symptoms.
One of the therapies that are well known to treat psychological disorders is called the biomedical therapies, or medical treatments (Hockenbury). Biomedical Therapies are medical treatments which are used to treat a variety of psychological disorders. There are a few different types of medications included in biomedical therapy, which include antipsychotic medications, antianxiety medications, antidepressant medications, lithium, and electroconvulsive therapy (Hockenbury). These medications treat the symptoms of mental or psychological disorders. Medication will not cure the disorder, but it can intervene to help the person suffering from the disorder to feel better (National Institute of Mental Health).
MDMA should be reviewed and rescheduled due to the fact that the initial scheduling reports were flawed, there are vast medical uses for MDMA in treating patients who have shown no improvements with other psychological treatments, and there is a very low possibility of death amongst users of unadulterated MDMA. Why must we withhold a drug that can be so very useful for the treatment of extreme mental conditions and possibly cure thousands of Americans of their
There is the disease, which is the pathological changes that occur in one's body, and the illness which consists of the person's experience of the disease. If you only address the medical aspect of a disease and fail to consider the patient's biological/social/psychological needs, you may be overlooking factors that make the condition worse. For example, stress or depression can amplify the intensity of pain, so it is important to address the patient as a whole rather than isolate and treat the pain exclusively. From this perspective, the concept of physical pain, which is the the main source of discomfort (traditionally treated only with analgesics), has lately been approached from an enlarged perspective, a holistic one: the concept of total
Instead of a spiritual experience, the hope is to stop, prevent or relieve cluster headaches. LSD was originally created to treat migraine headaches and many people report that LSD and psilocybin have helped them with their cluster headaches. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an extremely difficult diagnosis to treat. Very few people diagnosed with OCD find complete relief from intrusive thoughts and compulsive actions. The nine patients given psilocybin were unresponsive to medication and therapy.
Robyn believes that medication can be helpful, but she does give valid points about how it is over used. There is no one true norm for a human mind. By changing how the brain acts just to mask the troubled area, doesn’t help to find the root of the problem. Sarah says in her paper that pain (a problem) in our life is a response to our life. When experiencing “pain”, one reassesses and rebuilds, or takes a pill to cover it up.
The results from question number 5 conclude that 29 people know a female and 14 people know a male who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The remainder 17 people didn’t know or answered no they do not know someone with bipolar disorder. For question number six I immediately asked if the participants thought that more males or females were diagnosed. I wasn’t surprised to find that most of the participants chose both. 46.67% of the people who answered my survey chose both had the same chance which is true.
Give a brief account of the differences between STM and LTM, and consider the extent to which research supports the distinction between them. Psychology Emily August STM and LTM differ in terms of duration. STM has a shorter duration, meaning that memories don't last very long (properly less than 20 seconds), whereas long term memories can potentially last forever. Peterson and Peterson found that participants remembered almost no trigrams after 18, thus supporting the claim that short term memories have a very limited duration. However the study had low ecological validity as it was not representative of everyday memory demands.
Usually the most effective treatment would be the approach that combines psychological and psychopharmacologic approaches. Medication therapy is somewhat helpful in treating the panic attacks but should be used as a short-term solution only. “Clinicians should be especially watchful of the individual becoming psychologically or physiologically addicted to certain anti-anxiety medications, such as Xanax.” (www.psychcentral.com) Psychotherapy for GAD needs to be oriented toward Tom’s low-level, ever-present anxiety. Many times anxiety is often accompanied by inadequate planning skills, high stress levels, and difficulty in relaxing.
In most classical homeopathy remedies they are so diluted that molecules of the healing substance are no longer present. The homeopathy doctor is different from the mainstream doctor in that he will prescribe separate forms of therapy for patients that are suffering from the same condition. This is one of the qualities that people that have used the services of a homeopathy doctor appreciate about this method of care. Every diagnosis is individualized, finding the root cause of the condition that is responsible for the illness. When a person with an ailment seeks the services of a homeopath he or she must first understand the process of diagnosing the condition takes longer.