Treatments of Schizophrenia

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Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
These appear as a distortion of everyday behaviour: Delusions and Hallucinations.
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Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
These appear as a decrease of loss of everyday functions: Lack of Motivation and Lack of Apathy.
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Chemotherapy
Aims to correct Biochemical imbalances in the brain, such a high levels of dopamine.
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Conventional anti-psychotic
These drugs combat positive symptoms, for example Hallucinations.
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Atypical anti-psychotics
These drugs combat both positive and negative symptoms.
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Evaluations of anti-psychotics
Anti-psychotics can cause side effects: Tardive Dyskineasia. The drugs only treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and not the underlying cause of the disorder. Ethical:can a schizophrenic give fully informed consent to thier treatment.
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Davis et al -1980
55% of patients taking placebo relapse. 19% of patients taking anti-psychotics relapse.
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Alternative treatment for Schizophrenia?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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NICE
National Institute for Clincial Excellence
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NICE Recomendations
They recomend CBT for the managment of many health problems, including depressiona and schizophrenia.
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How does CBT work?
CBT aims to change irrational thoughts into rational thoughts.
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