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Treatment in the clinical context is any form of action which is taken in order to improve a physical or mental disorder. For the treatment of particular mental disorders see Category:Treatment by diagnosis

Prior to treatment

Treatment is preceded by the processes of accepting the person via treatment pathways, collecting information as to their disorder, perhaps developing a diagnoses of case formulation and from this negotiating the course of treatment with the client or patient

Characteristics of treatment

Types of treatment

Psychologists are interested in a broad range of treatment approaches. These would include:

Issues in treatment

Theoretical approaches to treatment

Treatment context

Services providing treatment

Service issues

See also