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The Malfunctioning Mind
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Schizophrenia The symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three broad categories: Positive symptoms: Thoughts, behaviors, or sensory perceptions present in a person with a mental disorder, but not present in people in the normal population. Negative symptoms: Thoughts, feelings, or behaviors normally present that are absent or diminished in a person with a mental disorder. Cognitive symptoms: Symptoms that related to disorders in thought processes, such as learning, comprehension, memory, reasoning, etc.
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Schizophrenia
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Arnold et al., 1995 Neuron Density and Size in Schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia: Dopamine Hypothesis Hypothesis that symptoms can be at least party explained by over activity of dopaminergic systems.
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Atypical antipsychotics: work on serotonin receptors as well as dopamine receptors (olanzapine, risperidone). Reduce side affects associated with conventional antipsychotic medications.
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