Biological treatments for schizophrenia (24marks) essay style notes

My notes that I attempted to put in an essay if a question comes up on 'outline and evaluate two or more biological therapies used in the treatment of schizophrenia 24m'

Including effectiveness and appropriateness paragraphs for anti psychotics and brain surgery.

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Biological treatments: Essay style Outline and evaluative two or more
therapies used in the treatment of schizophrenia (24 marks)

A01: One biological treatment is the use of antipsychotic medication, either liquid or tablet
form, aiming to help the individual with the psychotic disorder as well as to increase their

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without this technique bias may be present in which antipsychotic the research believes
should be more effective so the side effects could be judged differently.

A01: Further research into effectiveness is Davis who studied relapse rates with
traditional antipsychotics. After reviewing 29 studies comparing relapse rates of those on

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However, the use of antipsychotics, including first generation, still seems to be the most
effective treatment for schizophrenia available.

A01: Another biological therapy for treating schizophrenia is psychosurgery. This is not a
common treatment today and was widely used in the 1900s before drugs were readily
available. This involves a…


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