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Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by major disturbances in thought emotion and behavior disordered thinking in which ideas are not logically related faulty perception and attention bizarre disturbances in motor activity flat or inappropriate emotions and reduced tolerance for stress in interpersonal relations The patient withdraws from people and reality often into a fantasy life of delusions and hallucinations Davidson Neale 2001 There are a number of different treatments for schizophrenia the oldest being warehousing of patients in mental hospitals in the early twentieth century where experiments like prefrontal lobotomies were being performed This is a surgery where the tracts connecting the frontal lobes of the brain to lower centers of the brain are removed Initial reports claimed high rates of success and for twenty years thereafter thousands of patients underwent this procedure In the late 1950s this intervention fell into dispute after many patients became dull and listless and suffered many loses in their cognitive capacities which is not surprising given the destruction of parts of the brain believed responsible for thought There is also psychodynamic therapies were the patient is required to learn adult forms of communication and to achieve insight into the role the past has played in current problems Social skill training is also another treatment for patients with schizophrenia The training is designed to teach people with schizophrenia behaviors that can help them succeed in a wide variety of interpersonal situations There is also drug therapy that without question is the most important development in the treatment of schizophrenia Davison Neale2001 and this is what my paper is about Clozapine and Haloperidol are both drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia Recent studies show that Clozapine has less side effects and better outcomes than Haloperidol in the treatment of schizophrenia in the areas of sexual function in schizophrenic males and females childhood-onset schizophrenia locomotor responses and patient treatment Covington and Cola conducted a study on Clozapine
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