Saturday, July 31



Symptoms and Features

Biological explanations and treatments

Psychological explanation and treatments

Symptoms and Features

Typical Exam Questions

  1. Describe the main features of schizophrenia. (4)
  2. James has recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Outline the symptoms that James might be showing. (4)

Biological explanations and treatments

You need to know two biological explanations for schizophrenia: the role of neurotransmitters (dopamine hypothesis) and the role of genetics.

The Role of Neurotransmitters (dopamine hypothesis)

  • Use this handout to help you:

Biological Explanations and Treatments for Schizophrenia

  • Read through:

LO TBAT understand the neurotransmitter explanations of Schizophrenia

  • Watch:

  • Use your textbook, and the resources above to make clear A01/A03 notes on the dopamine hypothesis into your workbooks.
  • Try the revision exercise in the presentation above – if you’ve done in this case with a partner, try doing it for yourself for revision without your notes!
  • Extension – find out about the neuroanatomical explanation:

[slideshare id=6923974&doc=theneuroanatomicalexplanationforschizophrenia-110214143531-phpapp01]

The Role of genetics


Psychological explanation and treatment

Psychological explanation

  • Watch these videos on the explanation:

Psychological treatment

TBAT outline and evaluate family therapy for schizophrenia