Therapies

Therapy brings together the techniques and mechanisms to help change someone. In this section, you’ll find about the most relevant therapies, the approaches they follow, and the tools that they use.

Psychological Therapy or Drugs

The use of psychological therapy and drugs for treating psychological disorders is often the subject of much debate. The former has proven longer-lasting results than drugs. The reason is that a patient learns coping skills during therapy. Therapists help patients identify…

The Uses of Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, still carries a certain stigma, partly because of the image it has received in films and television. However, over the years, there have been many improvements in the procedure, and specialists have established protocols and recommendations…

Systematic Desensitization or Exposure?

Systematic desensitization and exposure are two tools psychologists use a lot. Usually, people consider them useful for putting someone in contact with the stimulus they feel fear or anxiety toward. This should reduce the fear or anxiety. Thus, they can…

Psychological Treatment for Autism

Nowadays, there are various treatments that both children and adults on the autism spectrum can try. Some of them possess a robust scientific foundation and show results, but others aren’t quite as successful or may only work with people who…

Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Jung

The Myers-Briggs personality test is one of the most well-known personality instruments. However, it doesn’t have the acceptance of the entire scientific community. This is because it’s not a test that meets the standards of reliability and validity. Nevertheless, the…

Stimulus Control in Addictions

Stimulus control in addictions is a fundamental technique for quitting a destructive habit. Stimulus control techniques seek to eliminate the kinds of stimuli that trigger addictive behavior. Although this article is more about addictions, just know that stimulus control is appropriate…