Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Atypical antipsychotics block both dopamine-2 receptors and serotonin-2A receptors Symptoms of schizophrenia: Positive symptoms: the presence of symptoms that are normally absent Examples of positive symptoms include: hallucinations, disorganized speech, delusions, memory disturbances, and impaired attention. Positive symptoms associated with schizophrenia are improved by blocking dopamine-2 receptors. Negative symptoms: the absence of thoughts or behaviors … Continue reading

Anxiety

Anxiety ~15% of people are affected (only 1/3 that suffer seek treatment–not curative in most cases but can decrease symptoms and increase quality of life) Life events can be the cause (anxiety is usually self-limiting if the event was acute) Commonly occurs concomitantly with other psych disorders especially depression Generalize anxiety disorder (GAD) Most common … Continue reading