Substantial progress, in part owing to recent refinements in methodology, has been made in unraveling the anatomic correlates of schizophrenia. Subtle pathomorphologic changes, distinct from those of well- known degenerative brain disorders, have been observed. Neurochemical characterization has illuminated the nature of these morphologic abnormalities and has pointed to complex dysregulation of neurotransmitters and G proteins. New biochemical hypotheses such as the glutamate hypothesis have replaced and revitalized more established concepts in the neurochemistry of schizophrenia.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health