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OUTLINE & EVALUATE TWO OR MORE BIOLOGICAL TREATMENTS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA (24)

Biological treatments arise from the medical model of psychotic behaviour which considers mental
disorders to be an illness or disease resulting from underlying biological factors. There are many
biological treatments such as chemotherapy, electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) or psychosurgery.

One…

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Another issue in relation to the appropriateness of using chemotherapy to treat schizophrenia is
compliance. As drugs rely on the patient taking them, some might not take the drugs due to the side
effects or simply due to poor memory. An alternative to this is to use depot injections which…

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schizophrenia. However, there is a problem in concluding cause and effect as it is not clear whether
atypical drugs helped in the recovery of schizophrenia or whether ECT treatment contributed to this
therefore, cause and effect are difficult to establish. Furthermore, there is a problem of how and
when improvement…

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