Karp and Frank - Biological treatment

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Steff06
  • Created on: 31-05-16 14:17
What is the most common biological treatment of dysfunctional behaviour?
Most common is drug therapy, where chemicals imbalances can be reduced by giving drugs.
1 of 12
What was the aim of Karp and Frank's study?
To compare drug treatment and non-drug treatments for depression.
2 of 12
Describe the methodology Karp and Frank used
A review article of previous research into the effectiveness of single treatments and combined drug and psychotherapeutic treatments of depression.
3 of 12
Who were the participants in Karp and Frank's study?
Research reviewed concentrated on women diagnosed with depression.
4 of 12
Describe the design of the study
Independent design as patients had single drug treatment, single psychological treatment, combined treatment and sometimes placebo groups.
5 of 12
How was depression analysed and patients tested?
Depression analysed using a variety of depression inventories. Patients tested prior to treatment, after treatment and in some cases after a period of time as a follow up.
6 of 12
What was also used by some of the research?
Some health practitioners assessments of symptoms were also used.
7 of 12
What did many studies find about adding psychological treatments?
Adding psychological treatments to drug therapy did not increase the effectiveness of the drug therapy.
8 of 12
What did studies occasionally show?
Occasionally studies showed less attrition when combination therapies were used.
9 of 12
When were people more likely to continue with treatment?
People were more likely to continue with treatment if cognitive therapy was given in addition to drug therapy.
10 of 12
What did evidence show about the different treatments?
Evidence does not show any better outcomes for patients offered combined therapy as opposed to only drug therapy.
11 of 12
What does this show?
Shows the effectiveness of drug therapy on depression.
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What was the aim of Karp and Frank's study?

Back

To compare drug treatment and non-drug treatments for depression.

Card 3

Front

Describe the methodology Karp and Frank used

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Who were the participants in Karp and Frank's study?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Describe the design of the study

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Abnormality resources »