Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Biomedical Psychiatry Therapeutics

Biomedical Psychiatric Therapeutics presents the basic principles of biomedical psychiatric therapeutics. It discusses special areas of major clinical importance where biomedical psychiatry connects with chemical dependencies. Biomedical therapy focuses on treating and reworking the brain. It falls under the branch of mental health, which is an often stigmatized topic. Biomedical therapies are meant to help patients with physiological symptoms and psychological disorders by using drugs, electroconvulsive treatment, and psychosurgery. Biomedical therapies are physiological interventions that focus on the reduction of symptoms associated with psychological disorders. Three procedures used are drug therapies, electroconvulsive (shock) treatment, and psychosurgery. The most common form of biological treatment for psychological issues involves medications. Most psychotropic drugs can be divided into five major categories: antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and stimulants. Psychotherapy is an individualized yet comprehensive biological treatment; it does not target one receptor, one or two neurotransmitters, or single modulators; it taps into all the biological regulations underlying complex brain responses.

Relevant Topics in Neuroscience & Psychology