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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 arrangements
o ongoing…

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o The neuroleptics have become popular as bimonthly injections, which ensure
adherence to regimes and help to prevent relapse. However, these drugs are a
means of controlling, not curing, psychosis.
o There is no evidence that Neuroleptic drugs are effective for negative symptoms.

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