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    Atypical or second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are generally replacing first generation antipsychotics (FGAs) in the treatment of schizophrenia. This report reviews the literature to report on the risk/benefit differences between the two groups. In terms of efficacy the literature is mixed; some studies report that the two groups have similar efficacy across the three main schizophrenic symptoms, or at least no clear advantage with SGAs. Others show that atypicals may have a minor advantage

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    In the United States, schizophrenia is most widely understood as a biogenetically determined illness. Those given this diagnosis are seen as unlikely to recover. In the West, pharmacological treatment is the primary intervention offered by mainstream mental health practitioners. However, in the United States and abroad, there is growing controversy about both the causes of and efficacy of treatment for individuals who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. A longitudinal study launched in 1969 by

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    out_4696773_is-schizophrenia-hereditary.html Johns Hopkins Medicine. (n.d.). Schizophrenia. Retrieved from http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/epigen/szwhatis.htm Montes, J. M., Maurino, J., Diez, T., & Saiz-Ruiz, J. (2010). Telephone-based nursing strategy to improve adherence to antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia: A controlled trial. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 14, 274-281. NIMH. (2011, November 21). How is schizophrenia treated? Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/how-is-schizophrenia-treated

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    Schizophrenia

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    has been hypothesized that the medications used to treat Schizophrenia work to restore the neural conductivity and activity to the region of affect by restoring proper neurotransmitter function. Current treatment of Schizophrenia utilizes atypical antipsychotics, such as Aripiprazole (Abilify), Clozaril (Clozapine), and Risperdal (Resperidone) (Schizophrenia.com). These medications have contributed significantly to the study of Schizophrenia and are now the primary basis by which researchers study

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    Aripiprozole Product Description Brand Names : Abilify, Aripiprex It is an atypical antipsychotic drug also known as antipsychotic which is used to treat mental disorders like Schizophremia, Mania which is also knows as high mood swings and other similar mental conditions. It is manufactured by Otsuka in Japan and in the United States of America. It is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. Aripiprozole is available in tablets, oral solution, orodispersible tablets and injections

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    Schizophrenia

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    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a disease of the brain that is expressed clinically as a disease of the mind. Once it strikes, morbidity is high (60% of patients are receiving disability benefits within the first year of onset) as is mortality (the suicide rate is 10%). (www.nejm.org/content/1999/0340/008/0645.asp). Because its symptoms and signs and associated cognitive abnormalities are diverse, researchers have been unable to find localization in a single region of the brain. This essay

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    schizophrenia

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    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, disabling, brain disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulties distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary, be unresponsive or withdrawn, and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. The cause of schizophrenia is still unclear, but some theories about the cause of the disease include: genetics, an imbalance in the brains chemistry, traumatic experience or accident

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    Clozapine

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    Clozapine Clozapine is an atypical anti-psychotic medication that acts as an antagonist (a drug that blocks the effects of a neurotransmitter), thus producing an inhibitory effect, at a variety of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. The exact site and action by which Clozapine produces its therapeutic effects is difficult to locate due to the complexity of its interactions with several neurotransmitters. It is believed that the two key neurotransmitters that Clozapine interacts with

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    E. Fuller Torrey

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    argument that antipsychotic drugs are the most useful and effective way for recovery. Against this belief is Robert Whitaker who believes that society reacts too quickly by just giving medication. Alternative solutions, such as moral therapy, should be used in order to fully recover. So, are antipsychotic medications the treatment of choice for people with psychosis? E. Fuller Torrey, author of "The Treatment of Schizophrenia: Medications", believes that even though antipsychotic drugs cannot cure

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    Schizophrenia Essay

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    ​With schizophrenia being such a life devastating mental disease, it is important to ensure that those at risk of developing the disorder take preventative measures to ensure that they do not develop it. Provided the disease is left untreated, it can take a devastating toll upon all persons affected. Poor management of the disease can lead to poor performance or an absence all together from academics, unemployment, continuing disability, or even eventual suicide. ​Schizophrenia is not preventable

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