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Biological therapies- antipsychotic drugs

Conventional antipsychotics-describe

These bind to D2 receptors for a long time. These are called phenothiazines but
are more commonly known as chlorpromazine. They help to treat positive symptoms
such as hallucinations, delusions, grossly disorganised behaviour and disorganised
speech.

Atypical antipsychotics- describe

Drugs such as…

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Effectiveness can be influenced by psychological factors: one study found
that antipsychotics only have positive effects if the family of the patient
were hostile and critical.
Clozapine has fewer side effects: Jeste looked at the potential to develop
tardive dyskineasia for the 2 types of antipsychotics. After 9…

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