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Psychology unit 4 schizophrenia
Psychological therapies- Milieu therapy
Based on behaviourism where institutionalised schizophrenics are given positive
reinforcement in the form of tokens. When they show desired behaviours such as
better self care or less bizarre behaviours they are given these tokens which can
be exchanged for privileges such as access to TV overtime, they become addicted
to these behaviours and will not need rewards.
Doesn't treat primary symptoms only treats secondary symptoms of self
care. Therefore it would be better to be used alongside another therapy
such as CBT.
Unethical some people think that institutionalising people and taking away
privileges is cruel.
It does work to some degree as with some schizophrenics it has been