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What causes the visual abnormalities in schizophrenia if any?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not sure
The visual abnormalities to what you are refering are likely called visual hallucinations and are part of the psychotic processes.
There is a theory that psychosis is caused by an excess of a neurotransmitter called Dopamine in the limbic system in the brain.

In brief: Not sure
The visual abnormalities to what you are refering are likely called visual hallucinations and are part of the psychotic processes.
There is a theory that psychosis is caused by an excess of a neurotransmitter called Dopamine in the limbic system in the brain.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dopamine
The so-called dopamine hypothesis holds that there is an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the synapses that is responsible for hallucinations of all types in schizophrenics.

In brief: Dopamine
The so-called dopamine hypothesis holds that there is an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the synapses that is responsible for hallucinations of all types in schizophrenics.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Schizophrenia results in abnormal brain function.
Visual processing is managed by our brain's visual pathways leading to our occipital lobes. A fmri would reveal any abnormalities... A fun easy? Understanding is available online: http://faculty.Washington.Edu/chudler/vispath.Html.

In brief: Many
Schizophrenia results in abnormal brain function.
Visual processing is managed by our brain's visual pathways leading to our occipital lobes. A fmri would reveal any abnormalities... A fun easy? Understanding is available online: http://faculty.Washington.Edu/chudler/vispath.Html.
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Dr. Vivek Prasad
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