Examine biomedical, individual and group approaches to treatment

Electro Convulsive Therapy

An article on the BBC website about (the sometimes controversial) Electro Convulsive Therapy http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/electro_convulsive_therapy.shtml

Renowned surgeon Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own.


Quite a simple explanation of how anti-depressants work. http://www.brainphysics.com/howprozacworks.php

The case for and against anti-depressant medication

Talk Therapy
Click the link to read about different types of talk therapy http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/counselling/Pages/Typesoftherapy.aspx

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Click the link to watch a short video explaining how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) works. The patient interviewed suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but this type of therapy is used with many disorders.


Here's a workbook on the Biomedical approach to treatment.