Psychological therapies: behavioural therapy

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Schizophrenia revision
Psychodynamic therapies- behavioural therapy (Milieu)
Milieu theory is based on behaviourism where institutionalised schizophrenics are
given positive reinforcement in the form of tokens when they show desired
behaviours such as better hygiene, self care and less bizarre behaviour. These
tokens are then exchanged for privileges such as access to TV. Overtime they will
become addicted to these behaviours and will no longer need rewards.
Doesn't treat primary symptoms: only treats secondary symptoms such as
self care. Therefore it is best used alongside another therapy such as CBT.
Unethical: some people think that institutionalising people and taking
away their privileges is cruel.
works to some degree with some patients so could be seen as effective.


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