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How does schizophrenia affect the brain

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other s... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Brain changes: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected in the brain such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patie... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other s... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Brain changes: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected in the brain such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patie... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956(04)00069-X/abstract?cc=y= Check out this link. Although as a rule schizophrenics are ty... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No, schizophrenia : has a genetic+ environmental basis. You can't "catch it".You have to be born with the genetic set-up for it, then environmental factors play a role in... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Possible: The different lobes of affected brains were examined and compared to those of normal brains, showing several structural differences. The most common f... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No cure yet.: At this point there is not a cure for schizophrenia - but there are very beneficial treatments.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Both brain disease: Both of these illnesses are "brain diseases, " and both have psychotic symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. S... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Complicated topic: I recommend starting with this information booklet from nimh: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/schizophrenia-easy-to-read/schizophrenia-ea... Read More

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