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Flashcards in Cellular Basis of Behavioural Illnesses Deck (8):
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When does schizophrenia arise in most people?

Late adolescent and early childhood

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What abnormality occurs in the brain growth in autism?

Overgrowth of the brain in children

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What is catatonia characteristed by?

Motor immobility - catalepsy or supsor

Excessive motor purposeless activity 

Extreme negativism

 

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What type of diagnosis is epilepsy?

Clinical only

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What occurs at the synapse in schizophrenia?

There is probably a problem with formation or pruning of synapses

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What happens to glia in schizophrenia?

Their density is decreased

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What happens to the connections between the thalamus and cortex in schizophrenia?

Their number is decreased

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What are developmental risk factors for schizophrenia?

Genetic/epigenetic risk

Perinatal risk (eg hypoxia during birth)

Prenatal birth (eg starvation)