As of 2015, both SparkNotes and CliffNotes offer online explanations in layman's terms of different biomedical therapies mental health practitioners use to treat psychological disorders. These therapies seek to correct symptoms of mental health conditions through physiological methods, according to CliffNotes.
Categories of biomedical treatments include drug therapy, psychosurgery and electroconvulsive shock therapy, notes CliffNotes.
Most psychiatric drugs fall under the categories of anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants and anti-psychotics, according to SparkNotes. Mental health providers prescribe anti-anxiety drugs for conditions such as panic disorder and generalized anxiety. Antidepressants help treat conditions such as depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anti-psychotic medications treat schizophrenia.