psychotic disorders

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mslilybee
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160875
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psychotic disorders
Updated:
2012-07-04 14:44:15
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psychiatry
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  1. abnormal findings in schizophrenia
    • EEG increased theta and delta activity and decreased alpha activity
    • PET scan: increase in D2 dopamine receptors in caudate nucleus of drug-free schizophrenics
    • Eye movement dysfxn: may be a trait
    • CT scans: enlarged lateral and third ventricles as well as reductions in cortical volume
    • decreased  sleep latency
    • decreased blood flow to frontal lobe
  2. drugs that can induce psychosis
    • amphetamines
    • LSD
    • PCP
  3. contraindications to ECT
    • recent myocardial infarcts
    • increased intracranial pressure
    • aneurysms
    • bleeding disorders
    • anything that disrupts blood-brain barrier

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