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Schizophrenia revision
Psychological therapies- psychodynamic therapy
Psychoanalysis (old therapy) describe
This is based on the assumption that there is an unresolved childhood conflict in
the unconscious. Therefore the aim is to make the unconscious conflict conscious.
This is achieved by transference which is when the negative emotions associated
with parents are transferred onto the therapist. However this method is no longer
used as it doesn't usually work.
Psychodynamic (new therapy) describe
This starts by trying to create an alliance with the patient by offering real help
to what the patient feels is the problem. This therapy tries to build trust with the
patient. The harsh critical conscience is replaced with a positive supportive one.
Gottdiener looked at 37 studied in a meta analysis looking at 2642
patients over 50 years. Found that the group using the psychodynamic
therapy were 66% more likely to recover than those who didn't use it where
only 37% recovered. Also found that psychodynamic therapy was just as
effective as CBT. Also drugs were found not to make psychodynamic
therapy more effective and outpatients were more likely to recover than
those in hospital. This shows that psychodynamic therapy is effective at
treating schizophrenia.
Schizophrenics cannot use psychoanalysis as they can't transfer their
unconscious conflicts onto the therapist so the old treatment won't work.
May found that schizophrenics treated with this therapy and
antipsychotic medication had better outcomes than those treated with the
therapy alone. Also found that medication was more effective than the
Inappropriate: it is not as effective as other therapies; a time consuming
therapy isn't worth the expense. However it has been argued that as the
therapy advances the cost decreases as the patient is less likely to seek
medication and more likely to get a job.


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