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Psychology unit 4 schizophrenia




Biological therapies-drugs

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Conventional antipsychotics these bind onto the D2 receptors for a long time and
are known as Chlorpromazine. They treat the positive symptoms.

Atypical antipsychotics newer type of antipsychotics such as Clozapine. These
bind to D2 receptors for a short time, treat both positive…

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Psychology unit 4 schizophrenia




Effectiveness can be influenced by psychological factors one study found that
antipsychotic medication only had positive effects if the family of the patient was
hostile and critical.

Atypical's have fewer side effects Jeste looked at the potential to develop
Tardive Dyskineasia for the 2 types of…

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