Treatments for schizophrenia

PSYA4 June 2012 had a question which asked ‘Outline one biological therapy and one psychological therapy for schizophrenia.’ The mark scheme included the following: ‘Therapies such as psychoanalysis and psychosurgery have been used for schizophrenia in the past but are no longer generally considered suitable. A general outline of these techniques which are not made […]

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Success of Psychoanalysis

There is increasing evidence that psychoanalysis may be an effective therapy. A landmark review by Shedler (2010)  included a number of randomised control trials* where psychodynamic therapies proved as effective as other forms of therapy. Midgley and Kennedy (2011)  conducted another review, this time of studies relating to children and young adults and again found strong evidence of the value of […]

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