Neurotransmitters Mental illness

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Dopamine

Decrease in depression increased in schizophrenia & mania

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Norepinephrine (NE)

Decreased in depression increased in schizophrenia, mania & anxiety states

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Serotonin (5HT)

Decrease in depression increased in anxiety states

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Histamine

Decrease in depression

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Acetylcholine (Ach)

Increased in depression

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Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA)

Decrease in anxiety states & schizophrenia

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Neurotransmitters

affecting mental health include Dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, histamine acetylcholine & gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

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Cerebrum

Largest & uppermost part of brain, consist 4 lobes. Function: Control highest level of thought include judgment, memory, association, & critical thinking. It also processes sensations & controls all voluntary muscle activity.

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Thalamus

Located below cerebrum. Function: relays Sensory stimuli from spinal cord & midbrain to cerebral cortex. Suppress some stimuli & magnifies others.

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Cerebellum

Located lower back of cranium below cerebrum. function: coordinates muscle activity & balance for smooth & steady movements.

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hypothalamus

Located below thalamus. function: control vital bodily functions.

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Frontal lobe

Controls skills motor functions memory, & behavior.

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Parietal lobe

Receive & interpret nerves impulse from sensory receptors in tongue, skin & muscles.

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Occipital lobe

Controls eyesight

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Temporal lobe

Control senses of hearing & smells & ability to create, store & access new information.