treatments for schizophrenia

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  • treatments of schizophrenia
    • biological
      • davidson and neale noted that drugs classed as phenothiazinetreat schizophrenia
      • anti psychotic drugs block dopamine receptors receptor sites do not respond to dopamine
      • ECT person receives a brief application of electricity electrodes are placed on specfic places on the brain
      • ECT seizures may last up to a minute but shocks are for no longer than a second
    • behaviourist
      • token economy based on the idea of operant conditioning
        • behaviour is shaped by using something a person desires
          • collect a certain amount of tokens then get a reward
            • behaviourist
              • token economy based on the idea of operant conditioning
                • behaviour is shaped by using something a person desires
                  • collect a certain amount of tokens then get a reward
                • paul and lentz found it reduced both positive and negative symptoms only 11% needed drug treatment
        • paul and lentz found it reduced both positive and negative symptoms only 11% needed drug treatment
      • cognitive
        • CBT  aims to modify people thoughts and beliefs, challenge irrational thoughts an example of this is ellis REBT
        • dealing with disturbing thoughts and focuses on nature of voices, help patient understand that it is their own thougth processes

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