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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

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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