Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia: Brain Systems and Neurotransmitters


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Which of these is in charge of logical thinking and organizing thoughts?

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1. Hallucinations might be caused by too much activity in which of the following?

2. Which of these is responsible for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Schizophrenia is a type of psychotic disorder and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the neurobiology of this disorder. Some things you'll be assessed on include brain anatomy and neurochemicals thought to be involved in schizophrenia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations
  • Negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about schizophrenia
  • Making connections - use neurobiology to understand the cause and symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret neurobiology information relevant to schizophrenia

Additional Learning

To learn more about the neurobiology of schizophrenia, review the accompanying lesson Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define schizophrenia
  • Differentiate between hallucinations and delusions
  • Identify areas of the brain involved in schizophrenia
  • Define neurotransmitter
  • Identify the neurotransmitter thought to be involved in the cause and symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Differentiate between positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia