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Ch 18 study guide How common is schizophrenia? When do symptoms most commonly appear? What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? What is the difference between hallucinations and delusions? What are the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia? Why is this distinction important? Is there a genetic influence? What neurodevelopmental factors are associated with schizophrenia? What is the season-of-birth effect? What is hypofrontality? How does the size of the ventricles differ between schizophrenics and unaffected individuals? What is tardive dyskinesia? What is the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia? What evidence supports it? What is the importance of D2 receptors? Why might the rate of smoking be so high among schizophrenics? How does this fit in with the dopamine hypothesis? How does the timing of the development of schizophrenia relate to the prefrontal cortex?
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Unformatted text preview: What other neurotransmitters might be involved in schizophrenia? How do the newer, atypical antipsychotic drugs work? How do they differ from the older drugs? What neurotransmitters do antidepressants typically affect? How do they affect these neurotransmitters? What is the mechanism of action of the MAOI’s? How do SSRI’s work? Why does the increase in norepinephrine and serotonin receptors seen in autopsies of depressed people support the monoamine theory of depression? What is the relationship among serotonin, neurogenesis, and the efficacy of antidepressants? In what circumstances might ECT be used? What drugs are used to treat anxiety disorders? What do benzodiazepines do? What brain structure is implicated in anxiety disorders?...
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