Welcome! 02-18-2010. Lecture & Videos: You will need paper & pencil Learning Objectives: Understand the various aspects of schizophrenia as well as the brain & genetic factors. Know what anti-social personality disorder is. Tonight: Read pgs. 677-682, Reading quiz tomorrow.
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Lecture & Videos: You will need paper & pencil
Learning Objectives: Understand the various aspects of schizophrenia as well as the brain & genetic factors. Know what anti-social personality disorder is.
Tonight: Read pgs. 677-682, Reading quiz tomorrow
Disorganized thinking, delusions, disturbed perceptions, inappropriate emotions and actions.
When a person sees, hears, smells, or feels what no one else can see, hear, smell, or feel. "Voices" are the most common.
Emotions & Actions
Catatonic or rigid body
Dopamine- 6x as many receptors, which intensifiespositive symptoms.
Ventricles are larger & they tend to have less gray matter.
Normally: 1 in 100
Parent/sibling: 1 in 10
Twins: 1 in 2
There are none. No single environmental factor alone even remotely produces schizophrenia in someone.
Genetically vulnerable because of: fearless approach to life, have lower levels of stress or anxiety, reduced activity or tissue in the frontal lobe.
2 Main Factors: childhood mal-treatment & a gene that alters theneurotransmitter balance. Some are predisposed to be more sensitive to maltreatment.
Unconcerned with social rewards
Low in anxiety
BUT, it can be channeled for good-ex.) a surgeon.