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1 The Biomedical Therapies Module 55
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2 The Biomedical Therapies Include physical, medicinal and other forms of  biological therapies. 1. Drug Treatments 2. Surgery 3. Electric-shock therapy
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3 Drug Therapies Psychopharmacology is the study of drug effects on  mind and behavior. With the advent of drugs, hospitalization in mental institutions  has rapidly declined.
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4 Drug Therapies However, many patients are left homeless on the  streets due to their ill-preparedness to cope  independently outside in society.
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5 Double-Blind Procedures To test the effectiveness of a drug patients are tested  with the drug and a placebo, in which two groups of  patients and medical health professionals are kept blind  to who got the drug and who got the placebo.
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Schizophrenia Symptoms Inappropriate symptoms  present (positive symptoms) Appropriate symptoms absent  (negative symptoms) Hallucinations, disorganized  thinking, deluded ways. Apathy, expressionless faces, 
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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