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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia…

  • Program of Assertive Community Treatment
    • A program of case management that takes a team approach in providing comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness
  • The Recovery Model
    • A concept of healing and transformation enabling a person with mental illness to live a meaningful life in the community while striving to achieve his or her full potential
    • Research provides support for recovery as an obtainable objective for individuals with schizophrenia.
  • Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (R A I S E)
    • A program of case management that takes a team approach in providing comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness
  • Psychopharmacology
    • Antipsychotics
      • Used to decrease agitation and psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
    • Action
      • Typicals: Dopaminergic blockers with various affinity for cholinergic, α-adrenergic, and histaminic receptors
      • Atypicals: Weak dopamine antagonists; potent 5H T2A  antagonists; also exhibit antagonism for cholinergic, histaminic, and adrenergic receptors