Biomedical Treatments: Crash Course Psychology #36

Biomedical Treatments: Crash Course Psychology #36



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Do you know how Prozac works? Or lithium? Did you know that electro shock therapy is still a thing? There’s a lot to know about biomedical treatments and how they work in tandem with psychotherapy or talk therapy. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about how Biomedical Treatments have evolved and how they work with other therapies.

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Table of Contents:

Client & Clinician Perceptions 01:19
Efficacy & Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments 03:10
Biomedical Therapies & Drug Therapies 04:46
Electroconvulsive Therapy 07:37
Lifestyle Changes 09:25


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October 27, 2014 / 33 Comments / by / in
  • Benice needs a good dicking still, the whore craves cock.

  • Cymbalta made me suicidal 🙁 not for everyone

  • Where is hypericum in all this? I've only heard good things about it.

  • cute animations

  • I lied 🤥 to my therapist saying I was making improvement they believed me and made my counselling sessions shorter and less over time

  • Hey, I know I am a little bit late to this (2 years as it seems) but can someone source the claim that 80-something% of people were at least 'fairly satisfied' with their treatment. I am asking because a friend of mine believes that therapy fails 100% of the time and I am trying to help her find reason in seeking help. Thank you in advance and DFTBA

  • So…. most of these treatments are just try and error methods…. oh well. The human body is extremely complicated!

  • Love you guys! Have been on Prozac for over a year best decision of my life!

  • is this car seat headrests brother?

  • what a shame such a slick presentation also reinforces fictions like psychiatric 'disorders' or 'illness' all wonderful measures for avoiding the cultural disorders, illness causing our suffering and redirecting 'treatment' to the hapless consumer enabling them to just 'get on with it'

  • For somehow im attach to this crash course

  • Good video but I think a picture of someone receiving a hug would've been a better depiction of the kind of social support you would need in a crisis, rather than a phone.
    Also, no doctor I've met is prepared to say whether ect REALLY is stimulating new neural growth or chemicals or whatever, or whether it really should go under the heading of aversive therapy. They all want to burn me at the stake lmao!

  • When you don't understand a thing but still watch it.

  • where do I get one of those fishes on the table

  • Reference to CC brand Lithium and Zoloft and Picard as Locutus of Borg @ 00:01:05 LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Can you explain ADHD

  • Tbh, a lot of antipsychotics are used like mood stabilizers. They are both used to treat bipolar disorder and have actually been presented to me by my doctor as 2 categories to treat the same thing

  • Antipsychotics also treat bipolar and can work as a mood stabiliser don't forget that. Not everyone who is on an antipsychotic has been or ever would be psychotic.

  • Thumbs up for the analrapist who blue himself

  • Hi friends! I don't understand too much science, but I Was under the impression that after childhood you couldn't grow/make new neurons, but Hank just said you could. Help!

  • lol at 2:19 they spelled disappointed wrong

  • Kinda disappointed you guys didn't squeeze a 'Requiem for a Dream' reference in the ECT animation

  • "…no better than a placebo…" The talk about Placebo is largely misunderstood and misguided. Having a placebo-effect means, by definition, a guinea-pig being cured with "fake chemotherapy".
    Emphasis on the word "cured"!
    Shouldn´t the aim of any kinda therapy be curing people, NOT getting results by drugs!?

  • I've learned that "talking it out" makes my psychosis even worse because the voices get outraged and start becoming very talkative and more negative.

  • 6:31 you put the antipsycbhotic clozaril as an ssri in your synaptic animation, probably just a mistake but just fyi

  • hazel grace, is that you?

  • What family of drugs would ADHD meds fall in, like Vyvanse?

  • Lol 20mg lithium, are you treating a mildly moody baby

  • Awww…the way the kitty pets Bernice when she's sad is so heartbreaking. As someone who went through therapy (that didn't work at all–I think it was the wrong kind) for depression, anxiety and PTSD, and ended up just SOBBING every time I talked about my problems, this really hits home. I got my current kitty around the same time as this, too.

    EDIT: Also, is the coloured bar next to Bernice showing her new emotion every time she sees another therapist a Sims 4 reference? Gotcha! 🙂

  • whats more effective electroconvulsive treatment or anti–psychotics for treating schizophrenia?

  • ECT? You talk about as if it's a good thing. Shameful Hank!

  • I'm not sure if this has been said because I am too lazy to scour the comments but I would like to point out that Depakote generic is actually Divalproex sodium and Valproic acid is a closly related drug called Depakene.

  • Wouldn't it make sense that if your audience is "students," that you should not speed through the lesson inaudibly?
    Lots of sense.

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