7 schizophrenia study guide

7 schizophrenia study guide - Chapter 16 Study Guide...

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Chapter 16 Study Guide Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders Overview. What I like so much about this chapter is how it ties what you have learned about synaptic function, synaptic dysfunction and the development of treatments for schizophrenia. In other words, the Dopamine Hypothesis suggests dopamine hyperactivity in mesolimic system is (largely) responsible for the positive symptoms of schizophrenia. Working with what you have learned about neurotransmitter antagonists, AND the function of different sub-areas of the brain, you should be able to intuit much of what this chapter covers. I would start your studying by re-covering these points, if necessary. 1. What is schizophrenia, what are its symptoms, how is it diagnosed? 2. What are the differences between “positive” and “negative” symptoms? (ignore the “cognitive” symptoms) 3. What are delusions and hallucinations? 4. Is schizophrenia heritable? There are several important aspects of this issue, make certain you read carefully and understand the points (i.e., if there are genes for schizophrenia, why don’t carriers ALL get the disorder (i.e., why does concordance match predictions based strictly on genetics? 5.
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