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Describe the Biological Explanation of Schizophrenia
Excess dopamine levels cause schizophrenia. Excess D2 receptors, excess DA being released, and too many D2 Receptors. Based on the observation of amphetamine users, they experienced similar symptoms to schizophrenics when taking drugs.
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Describe Social Factors surrounding Schizophrenia
Living in urban environments contributes to schizophrenia, Social Causation states that being in a lower social class causes schizophrenia, social drift argues the opposite.
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Describe Family Models of Schizophrenia
Expressed Emotion states that high levels of hostility in the household contributes to the maintenance of schizophrenia. Double Bind messages are contradicting statements given by parental figures, confuses the child.
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Describe Biological Therapies for Schizophrenia
ECT is where electric shocks between 60-120V are administered, ECT has become less widespread since the 1960's when drugs were introduced. Type 1 inhibit D2 receptors, causing less dopamine. Type 2 also inhibit 5-HT receptors, reducing serotonin.
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Describe Psychological Therapies for Schizophrenia
Family Therapy begins with a consent form. Friends and family of the patient attend a psycho-education workshop, to better understand the disorder and learn how to help the patient cope. They're also taught to emphasise drug treatments to the patient
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Discuss Limitations of Diagnostic Criteria When Diagnosing Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia shares many symptoms with other disorders such as bi-polar, and depression. Schizophrenia is also co-morbid with other disorders (sufferers also tend to suffer from other disorders.) Old DSM was flawed, only 1 symptom was needed.
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Living in urban environments contributes to schizophrenia, Social Causation states that being in a lower social class causes schizophrenia, social drift argues the opposite.

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Expressed Emotion states that high levels of hostility in the household contributes to the maintenance of schizophrenia. Double Bind messages are contradicting statements given by parental figures, confuses the child.

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ECT is where electric shocks between 60-120V are administered, ECT has become less widespread since the 1960's when drugs were introduced. Type 1 inhibit D2 receptors, causing less dopamine. Type 2 also inhibit 5-HT receptors, reducing serotonin.

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Family Therapy begins with a consent form. Friends and family of the patient attend a psycho-education workshop, to better understand the disorder and learn how to help the patient cope. They're also taught to emphasise drug treatments to the patient

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