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Schizophrenia Treatments.


E.C.T is not considered to be a first line of treatment, but it may be
administered in cases where other treatments have failed. It is only
measurably effective where symptoms of catatonia are present, and
generally only treated when the catatonia is drug resistant. E.C.T works

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drugs which can block the dopamine receptors and reduce dopamine
activity, thus reducing symptoms of schizophrenia.

Atypical antipsychotics are a group of unrelated antipsychotics drugs
used to treat psychotic conditions. Atypical drugs work differently to
typical antipsychotics as they only attach to specific D.2 dopamine
receptors. Atypical drugs also tend…

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C.B.T has been shown to be very effective. However, it is not very
rational to teach patients to see life through `rose coloured spectacles'
and it doesn't work for everybody.

Psychodynamic therapy.

Psychoanalysis was first developed by Freud. Psychoanalysis refers to
treatment that included free association, TAT tests, hypnotic regression…


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