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How does schizophrenia affect certain sections of the brain?

How does schizophrenia affect certain sections of the brain?

Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Is the brain related to schizophrenia?

Is the brain related to schizophrenia?

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 patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain does schizophrenia affect?

Which part of the brain does schizophrenia affect?

Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how schizophrenia and human brain differ?

Can you please tell me how schizophrenia and human brain differ?

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 patients. Other structural changes include larger ventricles and basal nuclei. Please see the image provided which provides a good overview of all areas involved. ...Read more

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Can the brain of schizophrenia be oversmart than the normal brain??

Can the brain of schizophrenia be oversmart than the normal brain??

Yes: http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956(04)00069-X/abstract?cc=y= Check out this link. Although as a rule schizophrenics are typically mentally slower. However, there is a subset that have high intellect. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia in teens damaging for they brain?

Is schizophrenia in teens  damaging for they brain?

Possible: The different lobes of affected brains were examined and compared to those of normal brains, showing several structural differences. The most common finding was the enlargement of the lateral ventricles, which are the fluid-filled sacs that surround the brain. The other differences, however, are not nearly as universal, though they are significant. ...Read more

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If a medicatition for schz passes the brain blood barrier it will cure schizophrenia?

If a medicatition for schz passes the brain blood barrier it will cure schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: To my knowledge there is no cure for schizophrenia but ways to manage it effectively so you can live a productive life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

Both brain disease: Both of these illnesses are "brain diseases, " and both have psychotic symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. Schizoaffective patients also have mood dysregulation, but pure schizophrenics don't. Treatment for schizophrenia may be antipsychotics alone; schizoaffective people also need mood stabilizing agents. They may deal with mania & depression, + psychosis. ...Read more

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Any doctors do brain scans on people with schizophrenia if so what brain abnormalities were observed? How did you treat it?

Any doctors do brain scans on people with schizophrenia if so what brain abnormalities were observed? How did you treat it?

Complicated topic: I recommend starting with this information booklet from nimh: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/schizophrenia-easy-to-read/schizophrenia-easy-to-read.Shtml to learn more about this disorder. ...Read more

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