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Drugs for schizophrenia - Intro to Psychology

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    Now let's switch gears and talk about drug therapy for schizophrenia. As I
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    mentioned at the beginning of this lesson, the phenothiazines were discovered
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    in the 1950s and they were found to be more effective than placebo. That is,
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    when patients were given a placebo their symptoms did not improve, but when
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    they were given the phenothiazine their symptoms did improve. These drugs help
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    reduce the hallucinations, delusions, agitation, and paranoia that these
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    patients experienced. Therefore, these drugs became widely used. Now there are
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    two major groups of antipsychotics. The conventional antipsychotics, which were
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    made before the mid 1990s and the atypical antipsychotics, which have been
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    developed in about the last ten years.
Title:
Drugs for schizophrenia - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
Project:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
0:43

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