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Describe and evaluate at least two biological therapies for schizophrenia (8+16)

One biological therapy for treating schizophrenia is the use of drugs that act on neurotransmitter
pathways in synapses in the brain. There are two common types of drugs used to treat schizophrenia:
conventional/typical antipsychotics and atypical antipsychotics.

Typical antipsychotics…

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atypical antipsychotics do have side effects, research has shown that they have a considerable less
amount of side effects than typical antipsychotics. In turn, the fewer side effects mean that patients
are more likely to continue their medications and therefore see more benefits. Therefore, this
implies that atypical antipsychotics would…

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been said that psychosurgery does not `cure' sufferers, but it can often reduce their symptoms in the
same way alcohol `cures' anxiety and stress- the symptoms are not removed, they are just
permanently suppressed.

Also, such a drastic step as deliberately damaging the brain raises significant ethical issues. Critics


Jess Hoskin


How many marks would this get out of 24?



Pretty good 24


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