Chapter 4

Treating Psychopathology

Set A

Antidepressant Drugs

Drug treatments intended to treat symptoms of depression and mood disorder.

Anxiolytic Drugs

Drug treatments intended to treat symptoms of anxiety and stress.

Antipsychotic Drugs

Drug treatments intended to treat symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia.

Beck's Cognitive Therapy

Theory that argues that depression is maintained by a ‘negative schema’ that leads depressed individuals to hold negative views about themselves, their future and the world (the ‘negative triad’).

Befriending

A form of control condition for attention, understanding and caring used in treatment outcome studies.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

A third wave CBT intervention that adopts some aspects of mindfulness, but has developed more from the Skinnerian approach to understanding behaviour.

Aversion Therapy

A treatment based on classical conditioning which attempts to condition an aversion to a stimulus or event to which the individual is inappropriately attracted.

Beating the Blues

A computer-based CBT programme used in the management of mild and moderate depression.