Biological Therapies for Schizophrenia- Essay Plan

Here's an essay plan on the subject of biological therapies for schizophrenia. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most to write on. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.

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Biological Therapies for Schizophrenia- Essay Plan

1. Describe in some detail antipsychotic medication-conventional antipsychotics
-chlorpromazine are used to combat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia (hallucinations
and thought disturbances) which are products of an overactive dopamine system. Atypical
antipsychotics (clozapine) also combat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, but people
claim they…

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8. Critical Point 2: There is one big advantage for the atypical antipsychotics as opposed to the
conventional ones which is there is a lower likelihood of tardive dyskinesia. There is evidence
to support this suggestion, Jeste found just 5% rates of tardive dyskinesia with patients
using atypical drugs compared…


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