The Role of Amygdala in Schizophrenia
Amygdala is the part of the brain that is involved in the regulation of emotions. Some research findings show that the amygdala, and some other medial temporal brain areas like the hippocampus, are involved in the positive symptoms in schizophrenia. While frontal lobe dysfunction is correlated in the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, it is interestingly opposite with the emotional side of the brain. However compelling this finding may sound, it must be noted that it represents only a minor proportion of schizophrenic patients. Also, most schizophrenics were found to have normal brain structures.
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