Treatments of schizophrenia 

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  • Treatments for Schizophrenia
    • Biomedical
      • ECT: given an anaesthetic before having a brief electric shock (70-130 volts), this is done over a series of sessions.
      • Drug treatment: Chlorpromazine is an example of an anti-psychotic drugThe mode of action is to block dopamine receptors in the brain, which means that the post synaptic receptor sites do not respond to dopamine.
    • behavioural
      • Token economy: Operant conditioning rewarded for good behaviour which can be exchanged for something desirable
    • Cognitive
      • CBT:  aims to change and modify peoples thoughts. A therapist will challenge their irrational and faulty thoughts. The intention would be to reduce negative effects of the condition.


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