decodingschizo

decodingschizo - John Feitelberg Dr. Lane PSY 2012-04...

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John Feitelberg Dr. Lane PSY 2012-04 December 7, 2007 Research Alternative- Decoding Schizophrenia The authors of Decoding Schizophrenia, Daniel Javitt and Joseph Coyle delve a good deal into one of the more popular theories explaining schizophrenia. In the 1950’s, a theory emerged which pinned an excess of dopamine as the number one culprit in causing schizophrenia. Too much dopamine is released in regions of the brain such as the limbic system and the frontal lobes. However, Javitt and Coyle reveal a different idea. According to Javitt and Coyle, this “dopamine theory” works only with positive symptoms of schizophrenia. These patients dealing with positive symptoms, hallucinations, delusions, and things of the like, noticed great strives in their quality of life, if they decided to sick with their medication. Some even had jobs, raised families, and led a life very normal on the surface. Javitt and Coyle cite newer research, which has proclaimed that schizophrenia may be caused in fact by reduced dopamine levels in
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 2012 taught by Professor Lane during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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