Discussion Questions

1. Compare the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

2. Describe the dopamine and glutamate hypotheses of schizophrenia.

3. What are the primary differences between typical and atypical antipsychotics?

4. Discuss the two hypotheses regarding the mechanism of action of atypical antipsychotic drugs.

5. How might the glutamate and dopamine hypotheses of schizophrenia both be correct?