Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia

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What did Gottesman's large scale family study find?
Strong correlation between genetic similarity and shared risk of schizophrenia
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In Ripke's study, how many patients were there?
37,000
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In Ripke's study, how many controls were there?
113,000
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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.
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What psychologist found a neural correlate for positive symptoms of schizophrenia?
Allen et al.
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What psychologist found a neural correlate for negative symptoms of schizophrenia?
Juckel et al.
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What did Allen et al. find?
lower activation levels in the superior temporal gyrus and anterior cingulate gyrus
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What did Juckel et al. find?
Lower activity levels in the ventral stratum
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What did lindstroem et al. find?
Chemicals needed to produce dopamine are taken up faster in schizogenic patients, suggesting they produce more dopamine.
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