What do students need to know about the biology of schizophrenia? – dopamine hypothesis and neural correlates

Revised spread

There does seem to be some confusion over what students need to know about the biology of schizophrenia and whether the ‘dopamine hypothesis’ and ‘neural correlates’ are separate topics. AQA have decided that they are and should be taught separately. We have now amended the text for the one relevant spread in the Complete Companion (Dog book) […]

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CBT under challenge

  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) became part of the mainstream treatment for psychoses in 2002, when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) endorsed it as the main psychological treatment for schizophrenia. In 2009, they further recommended that CBT be offered ‘to all people with schizophrenia’, repeating this endorsement in the latest 2014 […]

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