Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia

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1. Whats the difference between hyper-dopaminergia and hypo-daminergia?

  • Hyper-dopaminergia suggests there is high levels of dopamine, whereas hypo-dopaminergia suggests there is low levels of dopamine.
  • Hyper-dopaminergia suggests there is low levels of dopamine, whereas hypo-dopaminergia suggests there is high levels of dopamine.
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2. In Ripke's study, how many controls were there?

  • 73,500
  • 113,000
  • 37,000
  • 20,000

3. What did Allen et al. find?

  • lower activation levels in the superior temporal gyrus and anterior cingulate gyrus
  • higher activation levels in the superior temporal gyrus and anterior cingulate gyrus

4. What did lindstroem et al. find?

  • Chemicals needed to produce dopamine are taken up faster in schizogenic patients, suggesting they produce more dopamine.
  • Chemicals needed to produce dopamine are taken up slower in schizogenic patients, suggesting they produce less dopamine.

5. How may separate genetic variations were found in Ripke's study that were associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia?

  • 108
  • 188
  • 1 candidate gene
  • 250

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