Decoding Schizophrenia

Decoding Schizophrenia - Rebekah Unruh Decoding...

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Rebekah Unruh Decoding Schizophrenia In the article “Decoding Schizophrenia,” the writers explain some of the problems associated with the illness, and the lack of adequate medication. Schizophrenia has many different symptoms, in categories called “positive,” “negative,” and “cognitive.” The general public is normally only familiar with the positive symptoms, which include agitation, paranoia, and hallucinations. The negative and cognitive symptoms can be more dangerous, including apathy, disinterest, emotional withdrawal, and jumbling thoughts and logic. Studies have shown that nearly every area of the brain is affected by the illness. Until now, the main cause of schizophrenia was thought to be related to an excess of dopamine in the limbic system and frontal lobes of the brain. This theory, however, is proving to be inadequate for many patients as the treatments related to it do not relieve the symptoms as well as could be hoped. Studies are now being conducted to find other causes of the illness. Some recent discoveries have shown that
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course PSYCH 1113 taught by Professor Klippenstine during the Spring '08 term at East Central.

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