Psychosis and ADHD
• Variable symptoms
• Many disorders
Dopamine hypothesis: excessive dopamine gives rise to psychosis.
• Motivational salience
• Prediction of reward
Psychotic insight: individual takes a top-down approach in seeking confirmatory evidence of their
o Ketamine and PCP block NMDAreceptors
o May play role in DAdysregulation
Atypical antipsychotics: work on 5-HT receptors and dopamine.
Neuroleptic state: sedated, lack of normal activity, motivation.
• Many possible symptoms – l