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Medication........................................................................... 3
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Electroconvulsive 5
Therapy..............................................................................
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Cognitive behavioral 7
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Family 9
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Medication
Overview
Drug therapy is the most common treated for schizophrenia. It consists
of anti psychotic & neuroleptic drugs. The drugs can be taken in tablet,
injection or medicine form. There are two different types of
antipsychotics typical (first generation) which reduce the dopamine,
and atypical (second generation) which reduce…

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flexible way than antagonist typical medications. All of the medication
does not affect any of the negative symptoms found in Schizophrenia
such as incoherent speech, alogia, flat affect and catatonic.
The differences between typical and atypical drugs.

Typical Atypical

High side affect risk Less side affect risk than typical
Can…

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patients discontinued their treatment within 18 months due to
intolerable side effects. Discontinuation rates and time to
discontinuation where similar between first and second generation
antipsychotics though for different reasons, with discontinuation of
first generation drugs being more associated with muscular
disorders, and discontinuation from second generation drugs more
associated…

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15. Power of medication is publication bias. This means that all the
negative or bad or failed research does not get published.





Electroconvulsive
Therapy
Overview
E.C.T was an experimental procedure that was used in to the 1930s
when there was a lack of mental health staff. Cerlitti believed that
seizures…

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loss, motor disruptions, cognitive impairment, muscle strains and
fractures and fear and anxiety.

Research
Chanpattana found that using ECT three times a week was more
productive than using it twice a week. He also found that ECT was
successful at reducing positive symptoms of Schizophrenia and their
social functioning.

Adams…

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4. More effective for positive symptoms. Does not usually help
negative.
5. Targets brain functioning as it believes that Schizophrenia is a
biological cause.
6. Many claim it's unethical to make someone epileptic.
7. Palliative treatment as it treats the symptoms. It's not curative.
8. Unsure how it works. This…

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Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy


Overview
Cognitive behavioral therapy aims to change
abnormal/irrational thoughts. The theory is based around
the cognitive triangle. CBT is used based on the belief
that Schizophrenia is the result of faulty cognitions. The
treatment therefore focuses on the thoughts and ways to
change a patient's behavior. Coping…

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Tarrier found a significant alleviation of positive symptoms in a GSE
group as opposed to a non treatment group who were still on the
waiting list. The patients were also on medication.

Sensky Found that CBT was very effective at reducing negative and
positive symptoms in those Schizophrenics that are…

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