Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia

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The beginning:
Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia
The
pathophysiology
of schizophrenia is a medical and psychological mystery. There are many variants associated with schizophrenia
thant
makes findings inconsistent, unpredictable and difficult to provide documented support. The most common hypothesis associated with schizophrenia is that there are irregularities in the dopamine levels in the brain for those who present signs of schizophrenia (“
Pathophysiology
of Schizophrenia”, 2008).
Dopamine is a hormone, but it is also a neurotransmitter. By being both a hormone and a neurotransmitter the brain is affected by the activity of five different receptors. The five receptors are called D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5. It is unclear if there are other neurotransmitters...
The end:
.....continuous physical and mental health problems (
Kalapatapu
, 2008).
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