J Korean Soc Biol Psychiatry.  1998 Nov;5(2):184-196.

Prefrontal Cortex and Schizophrenia

Abstract

With a rapid development of neuroscience, the theories related to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia have been changed a lot from a simple hyperdopaminergic one to the various complicated ones. Among these, the theories regarding prefrontal cortex(PFC) pathology as a cause of schizophrenia are gaining more recognition as the results of neuroimaging and neuropsychological tests in schizophrenia consistently report abnormalities in PFC. Therefore, we first reviewed the unique characteristics of PFC in anatomy, neurochemistry and neurophysiology to enhance an understanding of those ones. Secondly, various neurotransmitter, neurodevelopmental and neural network theories of schizophrenia introduced recently were reviewed in terms of PFC pathology.


MeSH Terms

Dopamine
Neurochemistry
Neuroimaging
Neurophysiology
Neuropsychological Tests
Neurosciences
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pathology
Prefrontal Cortex*
Schizophrenia*
Dopamine
Neurotransmitter Agents
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