Brief overview of biological therapies and appropriateness and effectiveness

Appropriateness and effectiveness of biological therapies (ECT and drug therapies) as well as a brief overview on ECT/drug therapies. 

Note: neuroleptic drugs aka typical/conventional antipsychotics

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Biological therapies for schizophrenia

Drug Therapy

Neuroleptic drugs are conventional drugs that are often used in the treatment of
schizophrenia. These drugs block the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine within 48
hours, and their effect on dopamine is believed to be important in therapy. However, these
drugs are better at…

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effects upon schizophrenia in the short term, although it has been found to be less beneficial
than drug therapy. ECT is often used when patients show a limited response to medication
alone being used to treat their condition. ECT has been found to produce a marked reduction
in positive symptoms,…


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