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A2 Week 4 Treatments for Schizophrenia

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A2 Week 4 Treatments for Schizophrenia

A2 Week 4 Treatments for Schizophrenia


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  • 1. Schizophrenia – Big Sheet. Complete the first five boxes. – Features – ± symptoms – Biological Expl. – Social Expl.
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  • 3. Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson you: • Must be able to describe (AO1) the biological and social explanation of schizophrenia. • Must be able to describe AO1) the biological and social treatments of schizophrenia. Pg. 20
  • 4. Inherit PPP3CC Gene Imbalance in dopamine levels Resulting in excessive or reduced levels in the brain Excessive – limbic system – positive symptoms – type I Lack of – prefrontal cortex-negative symptoms-type II The Dopamine Hypothesis Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and has many functions in the brain, including important roles in motivation, mood, attention, working memory, and learning.
  • 5. Social Explanation • The social causation hypothesis suggests that those from lower social classes who are living in urban areas are more at risk of developing schizophrenia. • Being in a lower social class increases the stress factors for a person, for example the stress resulting from high population density, high levels of unemployment, poor housing and low socioeconomic status. Such factors are associated with living in inner cities.
  • 6. Biological Treatment for Sz. Typical Antipsychotics (FGA) Atypical Antipsychotics (SGA)
  • 7. Biological Treatment for Sz. Typical Antipsychotics (FGA) • Effective at treating positive symptoms • Lots of negative side effects Atypical Antipsychotics (SGA) • Effective at treating positive symptoms • Partially effective at treating negative symptoms. A good response to antipsychotic medication occurs in about 7 in 10 cases. However, symptoms may take 2-4 weeks to ease after starting medication and it can take several weeks for full improvement.
  • 8. Complete the ‘biological treatments’ box on your Sz. summary sheet. 5 minutes. Conversion Task
  • 9. Care in the Community fo Sz. • home care, • day centres, • crisis intervention centres, • counselling drop in centres, • help lines, • halfway houses and respite help
  • 10. Complete the ‘social treatments’ box on your Sz. summary sheet. 5 minutes. Conversion Task
  • 11. • Must be able to describe (AO1) the biological and social explanation of schizophrenia. • Must be able to describe AO1) the biological and social treatments of schizophrenia.
  • 12. @starter :: tweet me psych You are talking to a friend on twitter and telling him/her about your clinical psychology lessons. For each of the following terms describe it in no more than 140 characters. • Care in the Community • Social Norms definition of abnormality • Statistical definition of abnormality • Schizophrenia • Hallucinations • Delusions • Typical Antipsychotic
  • 13. Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson you: • Must be able to compare (AO2) the two biological and social descriptions and treatments of schizophrenia. • Should be able to evaluate (AO2) both the biological and social treatments of schizophrenia. Pg. 21-25
  • 14. A01 Describe one explanation for schizophrenia 1. Little more than identification of the explanation. 2. Description should be appropriate though it may be brief. 3. Explanation done well. 4. Explanation thorough & wide ranging. Describe element = ~6 minutes.
  • 15. Describe one explanation for schizophrenia and compare this with one other explanation. Social Biological
  • 16. There are many explanations for schizophrenia including biological ones. Describe one explanation for schizophrenia and compare this with one other explanation. Comparisons include considering similarities and/or differences. (12 marks) Comparison element ~18 mins
  • 17. APPLICATION TASK – applied learning scenario Read the case of Jack and using your knowledge of schizophrenia, the biological and social explanations, and the biological and social treatments answer the questions. If you complete the application task: Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments that Jack has been given and suggest an alternative (cognitive).
  • 18. 1. Identify the symptoms that Jack is presenting that would suggest that his diagnosis of schizophrenia is correct. Categorise these as positive, negative or cognitive. 2. Identify what biological factors may have caused Jack’s initial schizoid behaviour. 3. Identify the social factors that could have caused Jack’s initial schizoid behaviour. 4. Identify the biological intervention to help Jack and describe why the Phenothiazines may be effective in treating schizophrenia. 5. Identify the social intervention(s) that have been put into place to support Jack and describe why these may be effective in treating his schizophrenia.
  • 19. • Must be able to compare (AO2) the two biological and social descriptions and treatments of schizophrenia. • Should be able to evaluate (AO2) both the biological and social treatments of schizophrenia.
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