A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 172 - 173 of 299

Question 172


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Explain the treatment for Obesity (Marks 8)


Treatment for Schizophrenia are as follows

Individual, group and family therapy

  • Can help patient and family understand the disease and symptom triggers
  • Teaches families communication skills

  • Provides resources for dealing with emotional and practical challenges

Social skills training

  • Can occur in hospital or community settings

  • Teaches the person with schizophrenia social, self-care and vocational skills


  • Taking neuroleptic medications may help people with schizophrenia to

  • Clarify thinking and perceptions of reality

  • Reduce hallucinations and delusion

  • Drug treatment must be consistent to be effective

  • Inconsistent dosage may aggravate existing symptoms or create new ones

Treatment for Schizophrenia

Question 173


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Explain the treatment for Dissociative disorder (Marks 6)


Treatment for Dissociative disorders are as follows

  • Treatment for Dissociative disorders involves helping the patient re-experience the traumatic events in a controlled therapeutic manner
  • It helps to develop better coping skills

  • In the case of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) , therapy is often long term

  • Particularly essential with DID, there should be a sense of trust between therapist and patient

Treatment for Dissociative Disorders