Schizophrenia RR

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  • Schizophrenia
    • main symptoms: hallucinations, Delusions, Disordered thinking, emotional changes, positive syndrome and negative syndrome
    • Diagnosing schizophrenia: paranoid, catatonic, disorganised,Residual
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    • Explanations
      • biological
        • genetic, neurochemical and neuroanatomical
        • tends to run in families, the closer the genetic relatedness the higher the concordance, (GOTTESMAN) mz and dz twins
        • adoption studies this used a small sample
        • neurochemical explanations: looking at metabolites in urine and blood
        • dopamine hypothesis
        • limbic system
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