Biological approach: Neuroanatomy

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Ventricles
In Sz patients the ventricle grows by 15% and begins to go over the limbic system - This crushes the limbic system, so it becomes smaller - Resulting in loss of control of emotions
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Cerebrospinal fluid
In the ventricles is Cerebrospinal fluid, the amount of this increases - Process called Hydrocephallus - The fluid relays information so information is sent more times in Sz's
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Grey matter
More grey matter in a Sz patient - It's a build up of cells that contribute to information processing - So information is passed more times
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MRI Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - looks at liquid
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PET Scan
Position emission tomography - looks at tissue
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Suddath et al
MRI's showed in MZ twins, where one had Sz and the other didn't, the Sz twin had more enlarged ventricles - Differences so large the Sz twin could be identified from brain images in 12 out of the 15 pairs
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Johnstone et al
Found Sz's had enlarged ventricles, while non-sufferers did not - This suggest Sz is related to a loss of brain tissue
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In the ventricles is Cerebrospinal fluid, the amount of this increases - Process called Hydrocephallus - The fluid relays information so information is sent more times in Sz's

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Cerebrospinal fluid

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More grey matter in a Sz patient - It's a build up of cells that contribute to information processing - So information is passed more times

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging - looks at liquid

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Position emission tomography - looks at tissue

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