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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Ted Petit

Lecture 1: Brain and Behavior Schizophrenia There are a lot of people who have it. Having delusions and hallucination, such as hearing voices or visual hallucination. They hear people talking to them. There are variations in this disease. There is no one gene that codes for schizophrenia. There are more than one gene that deals with more than one disorder such as depression and such. People are plotting against them and all sorts of weird stuff. Often hear god talking to them. They also have delusions: thinking that people are plotting against you. Many people have Schizoaffective disorder: have hallucinations and hyper and depressed. If you make it to the age of 30 without any symptoms you wont have schizophrenia. They show poor performance in frontal lobe tasks or test on frontal lobe functions. There is something that is fully not right in the frontal lobe. Do poor on verbal and nonverbal memory. But most tests show that they are completely normal. There is no tumor or nonfunctional parts. Most of them have enlarged ventricles and lighter brains. The problem with these tests is that schizophrenics we put them on medications and most of them are major tranquilizers. A lot of these patients dont like taking these tests, it makes them tired and not like themselves. You dont know if these
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