Electroversion therapy for the treatment of alcoholism
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Available from National Technical Information Service in [Rockville, MD], [Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Alcoholism -- Treatment -- United States

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SeriesHealth technology assessment reports -- 1983, no. 4
ContributionsNational Center for Health Services Research
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13608737M

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of Alcoholism Treatment Despite the lack of well-controlled and general-izable research on the efficacy and effectiveness of treatments for alcoholism, there is a vast litera-ture that describes and analyzes treatment effects. The literature goes back as many years as alcohol-ism and alcohol abuse have been problems (see ).   After detox, you will be able to move forward with other forms of treatment and therapy. Inpatient Rehab. An inpatient rehab facility is the most structured treatment environment for those overcoming alcoholism. Generally, these rehabs are geared toward treating the most severe forms of alcoholism and require individuals to remain on-site for.   The book is very well-researched, analyzes just how alcoholism happens, and dissects the relationship between drinking and pleasure. Grace Author: Anna Schaefer. Motivational Enhancement Therapy is conducted over a short period of time to build and strengthen motivation to change drinking behavior. The therapy focuses on identifying the pros and cons of seeking treatment, forming a plan for making changes in one’s drinking, building confidence, and developing the skills needed to stick to the plan.

  It is true, however, that addiction therapy is rarely linear and multiple relapses are inevitable. Pharmacological treatment of alcoholism mostly involves altering the reinforcing effects of alcohol use. Medication development has focused on several neurotransmitter systems that interact with the cortico-mesolimbic dopamine pathway. appropriate treatment therapy. • The effectiveness of professional treatments modeled on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). • The value of supportive ancillary counseling for life problems that often cooccur with alcoholism (such as difficult family relation . Aversion therapy is not widely used for alcoholism today. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the preferred behavioral therapy for use with alcohol dependents. Those who do choose aversion therapy usually do so within a treatment regimen that includes support groups, counseling etc.   The book, in which Mrs. Dukakis details her experience with depression and ECT, explores the history, effectiveness and downsides of this nearly year-old treatment, a remedy that has been repeatedly portrayed in film and literature as barbaric, inhuman, even torturous.

  Aversion Therapy Eliminates Negative Behaviors Aversion therapy uses different negative stimuli to discourage the individual from engaging in undesirable behavior. Electrical shocks are one possible negative stimulus, but other approaches will use vomiting or even unpleasant mental images. This type of treatment is related to the learning theory of classical conditioning. It assumes . physicians, such as chemical aversion therapy and psychotherapy, are discussed as psychological ap-proaches. The classification is less important than the nature of the treatment. Detoxification In the context of the present report, detoxifica-tion is not an actual alcoholism treatment, because it is not designed to treat the underlying depend-.   The book is solidly grounded in the core assumptions and knowledge base of cognitive-behavioral therapy as it has been applied to the treatment of alcoholism. It fills a void for therapists who believe that an abstinence-oriented couples therapy approach is best suited to effectively deal with alcohol troubled clients. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is shown to be the most effective treatment for major depression especially when associated with psychosis, catatonia, and suicide intent. However, similar to most antidepressant trials, patients with depression and comorbid alcohol and substance abuse are excluded from ECT efficacy studies.