Abnormality treatments 

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  • Abnormality treatments
    • Biological
      • Drugs: control neurotransmitter levels in the brain, either raising or lowering levels.
      • ECT: electric current passed through non dominant brain. 90-130 volts
      • Surgery: rarely used   parts of brain being removed.
    • Psychotherapies
      • Free association: patient is allowed to simply talk.
      • Dream analysis: looking for hidden content in dreams
      • Hypnosis: access unconscious mind
    • Cognitive- behavioural
      • REBT:challenging any irrational thoughts
      • systematic desensitisation: Hierarchy with gradual exspoure
      • Flooding is a procedure where by they can not escape from an object that causes them anxiety until they realise it is no longer a threat.

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