Management and treatment

Management and treatment gernerally combine three approaches: Psychoeducation, Psychopharmacological and Psychological.  Psychoeducation and positive Psychiatry refers to behaviour and liefstyle approaches that the patient can develop to enhance their mental health and reduce distress.  It enhances positive Psychosocial factors.  This could include meditation, yoga, exercise, nutrition, sleep hygiene, engagement with non stat support etc.  Here are some resources which will be helpful to you in your learning.


Audio of a lecture on psychopharmacology by Professor David Nutt

Cognitive behavourial therapy (CBT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

ECT is a specific 'physical' treatment used in psychiatry. It is a 'treatment' which evokes strong feelings in many people, service users, staff and public alike. In order to think and reflect about these feelings, your own feelings about it, and what an impact this might have on those having ECT, it is important for you to understand what it is, how and when it is used, and something about its origins and history.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy therapy (IPT)

Psychotherapeutic treatments