Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Essay

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Often the differences between Psychiatry and Neuroscience are quite obscure. All revolving around the subjects of human behavior, cognition, and focusing on the neural substrates of mental processes and their behavioral manifestations, Neuroscience and Psychiatry are contingent to one another. This allows Neuroscientists and Psychiatrists to work together seamlessly in order to help understand the underlying reasons of human behavior.
With the increasing accessibility of neuroimaging, patterns of regional brain activity associated with normal brain functions can be visualized. In turn, abnormal/lack of activity in the brain, in the absence of a brain lesion, is also detectable. This allows for Neuroscientists to see the Neurobiological impact of Psychological trauma. For instance, a Psychiatric patient with significant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) may be brought into a lab for a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The results of a recent study found that MRI scans of PTSD …show more content…

Patients were treated in this way due the lack of understanding of the neurochemical aspect of Schizophrenia rather than the biological expression of the disorder. With the recent advances in understanding and abilities to see the chemical difference between a person with and without Schizophrenia makes it easier for scientists to understand where the problems lay thus bring one step closer to a solution. In recent years, particular attention has been paid to the function of dopamine in the mesolimbic pathway of the brain. This focus largely resulted from the accidental finding that phenothiazine drugs, which block dopamine function, could reduce psychotic symptoms. It is also supported by the fact that amphetamines, which trigger the release of dopamine, may exacerbate the psychotic symptoms in

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