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1

what type of biological therapies are there for schizophrenia?

drug therapy
ect
psychosurgery

2

which biological therapy is most effective for schiz?

drug therapy

3

what type of drugs is mainly used (bullet point 1)?

antipsychotic drugs mainly typical (affect dopamine) /atypical (affect serotonin levels)

4

what about drug therapy point 2 /3?

2.dopamine plays an important role in schizophrenia development
3.antipsychotic drug therapy attempts to reduce the number of dopamine receptor sites by blocking them

5

what are phenothiazines? (point 4)

function by blocking dopamine receptors e.g chlorpromazine

6

what do these drugs do (point 5)?

these drugs reduce acute positive symptoms of schiz where max benefits are found within first 6 months

7

what is point 6?

some drugs that block serotonin receptors are also used to treat schizophrenia e.g clozapine

8

support for effectiveness of drug therapy cases?

julien
delima et al

9

what happened in support in effectiveness for drug therapy in julien?

clozapine has been found as an effective treatment of schizophrenia

10

opposition for julien?

antipsychotic drugs lack effectiveness in treating negative symptoms e.g loss of motivation

11

another effectiveness for drug therapy?

antipsychotics produce a sedative effect and significantly reduce psychotic symptoms of hallucinations and delusions

12

opposition for another effectiveness case?

rzewuska

13

opposition for another effectiveness in rzewuska?

symptoms often return if the patient stops taking the drug

14

what happened in support in effectiveness for drug therapy in delima et al?

serotonin moderating drugs can alleviate negative symptoms

15

support/ opposition for effectiveness of drug therapy cases?

kemp et al
gualtieri
davis et al

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what happened in support in appropriateness for drug therapy?

more recently developed drugs more effective and cause fewer side effects

17

opposition for appropriateness in drug therapy?

side effects:symptoms similar to those of parkinsons disease e.g stiffness,immobility and tremors. occurs in 30 % of patients using anti psychotics (gualtieri)

18

what happened in support in appropriateness for drug therapy in kemp et l?

motivation interviewing techniques improve compliance to therapy

19

opposition for kemp et al?

antipsychotics that affect serotonin levels result in damage to the immune system

20

opposition in compliance for appropriateness of drug therapy?

davis et al- if antipsychotic drugs are stopped abruptly then symptoms recur. Patients often refuse to comply with treatment b.c side effects