Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

David Fischer

Subjects

Psychoses -- Treatment, Antipsychotic drugs, Psychotherapy, Schizophrenia -- Treatment

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.

Persistent Identifier

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

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