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Post by Peter Fraser on November 11, 2015

Is there much research going on into more sensory-based treatments for depression?  The smell of the air before a thunderstorm is known to have mood-enhancing effects, ditto the smell of fresh sea air.  Colours and sounds can have similar mood-enhancing effects.  Is it possible that combinations of various sounds, colours, etc. might be used to treat depression?  If so then the whys and wherefores of such an treatment could possibly point to the targeted stimulation of certain underused neural pathways in the brain as an effective treatment for depression.

Psychological Therapies

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Types of Therapy 0:08
    • Psychological
    • Biomedical
    • Psychotherapy and Biomedical Approach
    • Electric Approach
    • Major Psychological Therapies
  • Psychoanalysis 2:46
    • Sigmund Freud
    • Psychodynamic Therapists
    • Original Psychoanalytic Theory
    • Role of the Unconscious
    • 5 Psychosexual Stages
    • Id, Superego, Ego
    • Purpose of Psychoanalysis
    • Patient Engages in Free Association
  • Psychodynamic Therapy 6:57
    • Transference
    • How Psychodynamic Therapists Help Clients
  • Humanistic Therapies 9:08
    • Humanistic Therapies
    • Involves Understanding Who We Are and Why We Act and Feel Certain Ways
    • Therapists Promote Self-Acceptance and Self Love
    • Carl Rogers Developed Client Centered Therapy
    • Improve Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
  • Behavior Therapies 14:10
    • Behavior Therapies
    • Classical Conditioning Techniques
    • Systematic Desensitization
    • Aversive Conditioning
    • Operant Conditioning Techniques
  • Cognitive Therapies 20:06
    • Look at Our Responses to Events as the Problem
    • Focus
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapies 23:01
    • Focus
    • Effective for Anxiety and Depression
    • Dealing with Anxiety Issues
  • Group and Family Therapies 25:30
    • When Issues within the Family Occur
    • Family Members Can Work on Communication
    • Most Therapies Occur in Small Groups
    • Effective in Dealing with Relationship Issues
  • Effectiveness of Psychotherapy 27:25
    • Most People Who Seek Therapy Report Improvement After
    • Therapists Also Report Seeing Positive Outcomes From Sessions with Clients
    • Behavioral Conditioning
    • Cognitive Therapy
  • Alternative Therapies 31:30
    • Alternative Methods
    • Considerations When Seeking Therapy
  • Conclusions 33:50
    • Three Common Elements
    • Evaluating Therapists, Experience, and Degrees