The Dopamine Hypothesis

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(DH) What causes Schizophrenia?
Elevated levels of Dopamine at key receptor sites, such as the Mesolimbic system
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Schizophrenia has been linked to excessive levels of what neurotransmitter?
Dopamine
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What are some of the roles of Dopamine?
Regulating higher cognitive functions, motivation and voluntary behaviour
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What do abnormalities in Dopamine cause?
Odd behavioural patterns found in schizophrenic patients, such as hallucinations
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What causes a system overload?
An excess of dopamine causes too many impulses to be transmitted throughout the brain, producing the positive symptoms of schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia has been linked to excessive levels of what neurotransmitter?

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