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Treating Addictive Disorders

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Addictive disorders are becoming increasingly pervasive. They include addictions to alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medication, as well as food, compulsive gambling and a wide range of other substances and behaviors.

The major schools or psychotherapy include psychodynamic therapy, behavioral and cognitive therapy, humanist and existential therapy, and family and couples therapy. Exploring the approaches to treatment involves one to examine and evaluate the methods of psychotherapy, as well as exploring the biological treatments, drug therapy, and alternative treatment methods, along with direct brain intervention.

The major schools of psychotherapy are:

Psychodynamic Therapy
Behavioral and cognitive therapy
Humanist and Existential therapy
Family and Couple therapy

The approach used for biological treatments for mental disorders are:
Antipsychotic drugs
Antidepressants drugs
Antianxiety drugs
Lithium drugs
Direct brain intervention.

1) Which one of the treatment approaches from the major school of psychotherapy do you think probably is more success for someone who suffers from an addicted disorder? Why

2). Which one of the treatment approaches from the major school of psychotherapy or the approach used for biological treatment do you think probably is more success for someone who suffers from major depression? Why

Or do think a combination of the two is better for someone who suffers with major depression?

Use scholarly sources to support your answers. Cite your sources using an APA format.

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1) I think that behavioral and cognitive therapy is the treatment approach from the major school of psychotherapy that will probably have more success for someone who suffers from an addictive disorder. This is largely due to the fact that an addictive disorder usually stems from some behavior that the individual engaged in in order to receive some form of pleasure or relief, which means ...

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