Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

David Fischer

Subjects

Antipsychotic drugs -- Therapeutic use, Antipsychotic drugs -- Dose-response relationship, Schizophrenia -- Treatment, Psychotropic drugs -- Effectiveness

DOI

10.15760/honors.444

Abstract

Schizophrenia, a mental disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thoughts and speech, is typically treated using antipsychotic medication and therapy. Randomized trials focusing on schizophrenia have provided evidence that early intervention, which entails talk therapy combined with low-dose antipsychotic medication directly following onset of psychosis, is most effective in treating symptoms. The literature review detailed in this paper is intended to help better understand the relationship between low-dosage antipsychotic medication, pair with regular psychotherapy, and how that relationship can help patients to adhere to treatment for long-term remission.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in University Honors and Psychology.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20449

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