First, the nervous system is made up of neurons, which to communicate with each other, use several types of interface. Nature being what it is, there are two modes of transmission, regardless of the ether-electronic mode, the chemical and electrical mode. The chemical mode, simply inserts an additional step, because at the end of the day the signal is current and becomes current, unless it is the opposite:)
Secondly, in the case of a so-called axosynapsique connection, the chemical mode is used. In the chemical-type interface, there are several types of substances that can be used as a neurotransmitter. These substances can be classified in different ways, but let us look at this one (Wikipedia):
Personally, I preferred a classification by neuroreceptor, because they are less numerous and are of paramount importance in mental illnesses (supreme scourge, according to me), see further the why of the How...
Third, dopamine receptors, associated with schizophrenia, in my opinion. It could be shown that the gene encoding dopamine (perhaps several genes, because several types of dopamine), is not defective and is present in schizophrenics. Due to the fact that a certain amount of dopamine is found in their system, in particular. Also, a systematic research on patient DNA could be done (costly solution).
Fourth, dopamine receptors are present in the patient body, But in too many, I think. The amount of protein produced by a gene, thus the amount of dopamine neuroreceptor, is linked to P-RNA. However, the amount of neurotransmitters that is required to trigger the chain of reactions, following contact with the D-2 dopamine receptor:
is insufficient to establish an effective inter-neuronal connection.
Fifth, an increased sensitivity of neurons, could perhaps benefit mankind from an intelligence standpoint in the global sense of the term. This is the delicate supreme question, is schizophrenia, once under control, providing a competitive advantage? First, what is schizophrenia and depression? Here: It can be noted that I am schizophrenic, before observing the following:)
Today, with modern medicines, the question arises. However, the side effects of the current pills (Latuda, Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa...) are scary. Find the links possible? To fully understand the trick... Thinking solutions to the social problems that afflict us...
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