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Psychopathology (schizophrenia)

Biological therapies-drugs


Conventional antipsychotics (AO1)

Theses bind to the D2 receptors for a long time. These are called Phenothiazines,
but the most common name is chlorpromazine. They help to treat the positive
symptoms of schizophrenia such as hallucinations, delusions, grossly disorganised
behaviour and disorganised speech.

Atypical antipsychotics…

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Psychopathology (schizophrenia)

conventional and atypical antipsychotics. The researchers found that two of
the newer atypical drugs were slightly more effective, while the other two
atypical were deemed to be no different in terms of effectiveness.
Therefore, some atypical may be more effective however; this is only to a
small degree…


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