PSY 210 Checkpoint- Psychotherapy - Briefly explain the biomedical approach - 68218

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Biomedical and psychotherapy are two basic approaches to treating psychological disorders. A number of approaches fall under the category of psychotherapy, but they all include the following four essential characteristics: 
1. Systematic interaction between a client and a therapist 
2. Based on psychological theory and research 
3. Influences a client’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior 
4. Used in treating disorders, adjustment problems, and to foster personal growth 
Briefly explain the biomedical approach as well as the psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, behavior, and cognitive approaches to psychotherapy listed in your text. ?

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Biomedical Approach :: The goal of this therapy is to alleviate undesired symptoms via medication, restore biochemical homeostatis and thereby achieve psychological health.

The biomedical approach views human nature as determined in large part by our biological/physiological processes. An example is the biomedical approach to depression .

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