Schizophrenia treatments

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  • Schizophrenia Treatments
    • Psychotherapy
      • Psychoanalytical therapy
        • Talking rationally about your feelings and your experiences
      • Insight therapy
        • One to one therapy, gaining trust and disussing thoughts
      • Time consuming and expensive to gain trust
      • Little effect as the patient needs to have insight into their condition which is not common
      • Using therapy with recovered patients can bring back symptoms
    • Institutional care
      • This involves being in a hospital or facility with medication, therapy etc
      • Rosenham- Labeling questions whether institutional is effective
      • Surrounded by mental patients, SLT, aren't exposed to normal people which may effect revovery
      • Get correct care 24/7 so don't slip through the net
      • Care is likely to be specialized and have the right resources
      • The person may become dependent on the care which may cause relapse
      • The person may loose existing community and more difficult to maintain a relationship
    • Community care
      • Living in existing community and have therapymeds there so avoids isolation
      • Stein and Test; effectiveness of both, found community care was better at decreasing relapse
      • still have existing community so can still have jobs and relationships
      • May be forgotten about and stil through the net
      • Care all over the country varies
      • Stigma attached - may feel pity in their communty
      • Can be expensive to have specialized care with resources etc
  • Biological treatments
    • Schizophrenia Treatments
      • Psychotherapy
        • Psychoanalytical therapy
          • Talking rationally about your feelings and your experiences
        • Insight therapy
          • One to one therapy, gaining trust and disussing thoughts
        • Time consuming and expensive to gain trust
        • Little effect as the patient needs to have insight into their condition which is not common
        • Using therapy with recovered patients can bring back symptoms
      • Institutional care
        • This involves being in a hospital or facility with medication, therapy etc
        • Rosenham- Labeling questions whether institutional is effective
        • Surrounded by mental patients, SLT, aren't exposed to normal people which may effect revovery
        • Get correct care 24/7 so don't slip through the net
        • Care is likely to be specialized and have the right resources
        • The person may become dependent on the care which may cause relapse
        • The person may loose existing community and more difficult to maintain a relationship
      • Community care
        • Living in existing community and have therapymeds there so avoids isolation
        • Stein and Test; effectiveness of both, found community care was better at decreasing relapse
        • still have existing community so can still have jobs and relationships
        • May be forgotten about and stil through the net
        • Care all over the country varies
        • Stigma attached - may feel pity in their communty
        • Can be expensive to have specialized care with resources etc
    • Conventional Drugs - (cholopomazine)
      • Block Dopamine receptors which decreases firing and reduces negative symptoms
      • - need to be taken regularly
      • - Can cause jerky movements similar to parkinsons
    • Atypical Drugs
      • alter levels of serotonin alieviate negative symptoms
      • - can effect white blood cells
    • - they only treat the symptoms not the underlying cause
    • the cause and effect of schizophrenia could effect whether the drugs actually work

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