• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Outline and Evaluate one biological therapy and one psychological therapy for schizophrenia

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia and one psychological therapy for schizophrenia. (8 marks + 16 marks) A01 The main type of drug therapy for schizophrenia are antipsychotic drugs.They are considered the most effective because they allow the patient to function in society to a reasonable extent and feel like they have abit more control.Antipsychotic drugs can come in many forms , one being typical drugs like Chloropiazine where it is believed that schizophrenia is caused by the neurotransmitter dopamine so the drugs attach to the dopamine receptors so they isnt as much dopamine in the syynapse which reduces the positive symptoms like delusions and hallunications.There are also atypical drugs like clorapine which avoid some of the side effects as the old drugs by controlling serotonin levels aswell. ...read more.


like tiredness, weight gain and depression.This shows that the side effects of these drugs can be very severe and life changing when the course of treatment doesnt even treat schizophrenia but controls half the symptoms .This therefore gives more evidence towards why antipsychotic drugs and more importantly why drug therapy isnt an effective form of therapy for treating schizophrenia The Main type of pyschological therapy for schizophrenia is cognitive behaviour therapy, where it mainly focuses on finding methods of coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia like self-talk, relaxation techniques or distraction techniques.The Coping Statergy enchancement was also developed to educate the patient on methods of dealing with it .Firstly came education and rapport training where the the therapist would find way to improve the coping statergies that patient ...read more.


schizophrenia because it only helps to control symptoms instead of cure them which means it could be more effective alongside another form of treatment. A limitation of CBT is that it requires alot of effort on the side of the patient.So for example i the patient is difficult and doesnt turn up to some sessions or doesnt try with the techniques.If this happens then CBT is useless due to the fact that they have to apply and try all the techniques shown whereas in drug therapy it wouldn't be as much of a issue.So therefore the effectiveness of CBT is based on the patient which means that it isnt applicable to everyone who has schizophrenia due to the fact that they might not try as hard as others. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Physiological Psychology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Physiological Psychology essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Managing stress through Exercise and Therapy

    3 star(s)

    Many will cause you to become dependent on them. Effective methods for coping with and handling stress are things such as exercise, meditation, reading, warm bath, massage, hobbies, conversation etc Tertiary stress intervention Individual Tertiary stress interventions help heal the traumatised individual.

  2. Sleep and Biological Rhythms revision

    In other cases causes may be stress and thus disappear when it is dealt with - though sometimes anxiety resulting from insomnia becomes the cause of it further. Possible causes: * Circadian rhythm disruption - e.g. shift work + jet lag + delayed sleep wave syndrome * Learned Insomnia - Anxiety induced insomnia.

  1. Does a Music Therapy Intervention Reduce Anxiety in Patients either before or after invasive ...

    The research used a two group pre test, post test design with repeated measures however most of the conclusions are drawn between groups rather than from repeated procedures. The results were analysed using the ANOVA test of multi variance. The study found a significant reduction in state anxiety after trait anxiety had been controlled for.

  2. Stress in the Workplace : Why Is it Important to Deal with It?

    eat regular meals - develop a sleep routine - watch the sunset with your partner. 9 Know when to seek professional help. When your feelings overwhelm you, talk to your doctor or seek out a friend or psychologist to talk things through.

  1. Outline and evaluate biological therapies for schizophrenia (8 and 16 marks)

    This raises ethical issues, especially as the schizophrenic might not be in a fit state to give their fully informed consent and so it puts into question the appropriateness of the treatment. These side effects could affect the effectiveness of the treatment as patients may stop the treatment if they are worried about developing tardive dyskinesia.

  2. Outline and evaluate one psychological therapy for schizophrenia (12) + outline how the learning ...

    It has proved to be very effective improving attention, and has also been shown to reduce hospitalisation rates and psychopathology scores compared to control groups (Brenner et al.). Despite this, however, it does not completely eliminate schizophrenic patterns of thinking, but rather, it identifies social cues and so on, that trigger the onset.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work