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Schizophrenia

Literal translation: split mind. Characterized by disorganized thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions.

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Hallucinations

Perceiving things that aren't really there (sensory experience without sensory input).

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Subtypes of Schizophrenia

Paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated, and residual.

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Chronic and Acute Schizophrenia

-when schizophrenia is slow to develop and recovery is doubtful.
-when schizophrenia rapidly develops and recovery is better.

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Dopamine Overactivity:

Researchers have found that schizophrenia patients express higher levels of dopamine D4 receptors in the brain.

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Viral Infection

Schizophrenia has also been observed in individuals who contracted a viral infection (flu) during the middle of their fetal development.