When does schizophrenia arise in most people?
Late adolescent and early childhood
What abnormality occurs in the brain growth in autism?
Overgrowth of the brain in children
What is catatonia characteristed by?
Motor immobility - catalepsy or supsor
Excessive motor purposeless activity
What type of diagnosis is epilepsy?
What occurs at the synapse in schizophrenia?
There is probably a problem with formation or pruning of synapses
What happens to glia in schizophrenia?
Their density is decreased
What happens to the connections between the thalamus and cortex in schizophrenia?
Their number is decreased
What are developmental risk factors for schizophrenia?
Perinatal risk (eg hypoxia during birth)
Prenatal birth (eg starvation)