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Quick Quiz – textbook page 591

A.Match these treatments with the problems for which they are typically used:

1.antipsychotic drugs

2.antidepressant drugs

3.lithium carbonate

4.electroconvulsive therapy

a.suicidal depression

b.bipolar disorder

c.schizophrenia

d.depression and anxiety

e.obsessive-compulsive disorder

B.What are five cautions about taking medications for psychological disorders?

C.Several years ago, a news story reported that scientists had high hopes for new pills that would help people               quit smoking, lose weight, and kick their addictions. The pills supposedly worked by blocking pleasure               centers in the brain that make people feel good when they smoke, overeat, drink liquor, or use other drugs.               Based on what you have read in this section, what might you learn in a follow-up story two years later?               Why?

Quick Quiz – textbook page 600

Match each method or concept with the therapy associated with it:

1.transference

2.systematic desensitization

3.facing the fear of death

4.reappraisal of thoughts

5.unconditional positive regard

6.exposure to feared situation

7.avoidance of “catastrophizing”

a.cognitive therapy

b.psychodynamic therapy

c.humanist therapy

d.behavior therapy

e.family therapy

8.assessment of family patterns

Quick Quiz – textbook page 610

1.In general, which type of psychotherapy is most effective for depression?

2.What kind of psychologist is trained to help people cope with chronic illness or disability or recover from               injury?

3.What are four possible sources of harm in psychotherapy?

4.Ferdie is spending too much time playing softball and not enough time studying, so he signs up for               “sportaholic therapy” (ST). The therapist tells him the cure for his “addiction” is to quit softball cold turkey               and tap his temples three times whenever he feels the urge to play. After a few months, Ferdie announces               that ST isn’t helping and he’s going to stop coming. The therapist gives him testimonials of other clients               who swear by ST, explaining that Ferdie’s doubts are actually a sign that the therapy is working. What is               the scientific flaw in this argument? (Bonus: What kind of therapy might help Ferdie manage his time               better?)

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