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Community Care

Essential and broad approach to treating schizophrenia
Designed to minimise hospital stays and provide support in the community
Allows sufferers to live a more normal life and hold down paid employment
Should provide for a wide range of support and treatments, including:
o Sheltered/supported living…

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o Failings in community care have been highlighted in media reports of
tragic cases, such as the murder of Jonathan Zito on an underground
station in London

Evaluation of drug treatment:
o The side effects of Neuroleptic medication are distressing, for example
muscular spasms, Parkinsonism (including tremor…


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