Explore BrainMass

pharmacological therapies

Therapies have come a long way to help those with neurological, psychological, or neurodevelopmental disorders. Provide two cognitive and two pharmacological therapies you believe are the most promising and why. Identify what disorders they are designed to help.
(300 words).

Solution Preview

I believe that pharmacological therapies must always be combined with cognitive therapy for best results. Despite the diagnosis the medication is not a long term solution. Altering brain or body chemistry is a short-term solution to allow for the real work of identifying the issue and taking steps to resolve. Only in severe cases is a pure drug regimen appropriate and even then the individual needs a regular evaluation to assess which may include a monitored medication vacation. Even in the case of severe psychosis the medications will cause symptoms such as neurological problems that would not have manifested ...

Solution Summary

This solution exemplifies pharmacological therapies and included references to justify.