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Schizophrenia%20cont%27d. - Schizophrenia:PartII

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/18/11 Abnormal Psychology – PSY 350 April 22, 2010 Schizophrenia: Part II
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 2/18/11 Risk Factors Genetics The closer the genetic relationship between schizophrenia  patients and their family members, the greater the likelihood  (or  concordance rate ) that the relatives will also have  schizophrenia. First-degree relatives of patients with Schizophrenia have about  a tenfold risk of developing the disorder
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 2/18/11 Biochemical Factors Role of neurotransmittters Dopamine: leading biochemical model of  schizophrenia, the  dopamine   hypothesis , posits that  schizophrenia involves an overreactivity of dopamine  transmission in the brain
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 2/18/11 Brain Abnormalities Structural changes (loss of brain tissue) Functional disturbances (abnormalities in  functioning) No one source of pathology linked to Schizophrenia  has been discovered The most prominent finding of structural changes is 
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