Schizophrenia

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  • Schizophrenia
    • explanations
      • Cognitive
        • Maher
        • Neufeld (1978) compared those with schiz to a control group they could no longer encode info and had short term memory
        • provides a treatment for schiz
        • cant show cause and effect only correlation
        • no objective way to measure relys on self report
      • Biological
        • Owen
        • provides a treatment for schiz
        • explains why people on amphetamines develop schiz
        • reductionist- ignores other biological reasons such as genetics
        • cant show cause and effect only correlation
        • doesnt explain negative symptoms
      • Behavioral
        • Liberman
        • shows how schizophrenia can be made worse through institutionalization
        • doesnt explain negative symptoms
        • explains how people cope with schiz not the cause
    • treatments
      • cognitive
        • Sensky
        • patients can become dependent on their therapist
        • doesnt address the cause
        • patients are put in charge so less ethical issues
        • proven to be effective
          • Allyon and Azrin- increased chores from 5 to 40
      • biological
        • Davis
        • has severe side effects 2/3 stopped because of side effects
        • not affective for the negative symptoms
        • doesnt address the cause
        • proven to be effective
          • Allyon and Azrin- increased chores from 5 to 40
        • can reach a large amount of people
        • ethical issues- just makes socially desirable behaviour without actually helping
      • behavioral
        • Paul and Lentz
        • allows chronic institutionalized patients into a social environment
        • Lacks eco validity as token economies don't occur in real life so nothing to reinforce
        • behavior may be superficial and a result of social desirability
        • ethical issues- just makes socially desirable behaviour without actually helping

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