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y




Biological Therapies for Schizophrenia



Antipsychotic Drugs

Two types of drugs, first generation (typical) and second generation (atypical)

First generation (typical): Arrest dopamine production by inhibiting
receptors. Reduce positive symptoms. Eg. Chlorpromazine

Second generation (atypical): Reduce serotonin as well as dopamine. Reduce
both the positive and negative symptoms.

Evaluation…

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Evaluation

Tharyan and Adams (2005) did a Meta Analysis of 26 ECT studies. 50% of
patients who improved after ECT relapsed within 6 months - not effective in
the long term.

Fish (1997) found that 20-30 sessions are needed for it to be effective, it's
usually 15 for…

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