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ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

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Abstract

A Brief Review of a Brain Model for Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Which Might Suggest Novel Treatment Modalities

Author(s): Arash Javanbakht

Here I will briefly describe a suggested pathogenic cycle which might lead to the formation of positive psychotic symptoms and discuss its therapeutic application. In a model presented in another paper (1), I proposed that defective sensory gating in the hippocampus may cause the schizophrenic brain to use the means of pattern completion to understand the ambiguous environment presented to it.