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What theory are conventional drugs based on?
Dopamine hypothesis
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What is an example of a conventional drug?
Chlorpromazine
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What is the process involved in conventional antipsychotics?
They fully block the action of dopamine by blocking the D2 receptors
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What is the process involved in atypical anytipsychotics?
They block the dopamine receptors temporarily but rapidly dissociate after a certain amount of time
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What did Davis et al find?
Relapse occured in 55% of the patients whose drugs were replaced by placebos
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Name a side effect of conventional antipsychotics.
Tardive Dyskinesia
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How is motivation effected in conventional antipsychotics?
They reduce their motivation to look for possible solutions.
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What did a meta analysis carried out by Leucht find on the superiority of antipsychotics?
Atypical antipsychotics had superiority over conventional antipsychotics.
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Which antipsychotics have fewer side effects?
Atypical
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Name the two evaluation points for ECT.
1. ECT is no different from perscribed drugs in terms of effectiveness
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