Biological Therapies (Schizophrenia)

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What are antipsychotics?
Drugs that are effective in treating psychotic illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar
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What are the two types of antipsychotics?
Conventional and Atypical
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What are conventional antipsychotics used for?
To combat positive symptoms of schizophrenia
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What are atypical antipsychotics used for?
To combat positive symptoms, however there have been some claims that they have a beneficial effect on negative symptoms too
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Using a brief outline, how do conventional antipsychotics work?
They reduce the effects of dopamine, therefore reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia
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What are conventional antipsychotics also known as and why?
Dopamine antagonists as they bind to dopamine receptors but don't stimulate them, therefore blocking their action.
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