old treatment methods for mental illnesses

old treatment methods for mental illnesses

If you have not already done so, please watch the video that highlights some of the old treatment methods for mental illnesses.

Arun Kanth. (2010, May 25). Early Treatment of Mental Disorders [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Izmyru5T_w

Please Note: The video is viewable by clicking Watch on YouTube or via:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Izmyru5T_w&has_verified=1

Now, in 1-2 paragraphs answer the following questions:

  1. What are your thoughts regarding what you saw?
  2. Would you consider any modern treatment techniques such as medicine or electroconvulsive shock therapy for depression to be problematic? Why or why not?

Note:  Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)-is a treatment that is used when medicines and therapy have failed. It involves the administration of an electrical current that is passed through the brain. The voltage must be intense enough to create a seizure. Temporary memory loss may result. Please see the video on this method in the Unit 2 lecture notes for more details.

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