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Outline and evaluate the biological and psychological therapies for schizophrenia
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Biological therapies such as ECT and drugs assume that the symptoms of schizophrenia (SZ)
are the result of physiological abnormalities. Psychiatrists have found that antipsychotic
drug therapies are some of the most effective methods of treating schizophrenic patients.…

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validity of their faulty beliefs. Patients thus may be set behavioural assignments with the
aim of improving their general level of functioning.
Gould et al (2001) found that all seven studies in their meta-analysis reported a statistically
significant decrease in the positive symptoms of schizophrenia after treatment. Therefore,
this demonstrates…


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