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Emily Hunt
PY4 Abnormal




Treatments for Schizophrenia
WJEC POTIENTIAL question: Critically consider two (or one) treatments for Schizophrenia

Anti-Depressants
1. Conventional

Blocks the D2 receptors reducing the effect of dopamine. The drug Chlorpromazine can then
reduce positive symptoms.

EVALUATION

Strong evidence to suggest they reduce relapse rates against those on…

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Emily Hunt
PY4 Abnormal



EVALUATION

GOULD ET AL found that in 7 meta-anyalsis there was a decrease in positive symptoms.
Helps explain negative symptoms however does not eliminate them

However...

It was difficult to view a clear cause and effect as clients usually accompanied CBT with
medication
Not everyone is…

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