Antipsychotic, SecondGeneration (Atypical)• Less uncontrollable shaking than the first- generation antipsychotics.• More costly and• have higher rates of metabolic side effects – hypertension, – diabetes and – weight gain.
Therapy and Rehabilitation• Psychotherapy• Individual psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)• Group therapy• Family therapy• Social skills training• Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment• Community Treatment Programs• ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy)• Art Therapy• Self-help groups
Surgery• Lobotomy – No longer in widespread use• New procedures – Antipsychotic medication delivery system implant – Currently being tested
Lifestyle Changes• Nutrition – Healthy Diet – Avoid sugar, alcohol, caffeine and preservatives – Add omega3 and antioxidants• Exercise – Including yoga – Improves physical and mental health• Stress Management – Stress contributes to active symptoms – Learn to identify stressors – Develop relaxation techniques
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