Parkinson disease + SZ

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zuzannasendor18
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Parkinson's disease causes a loss of control of movements, and affects areas of the brain which has lots of dopamine-containing neurons. A drug called L-Dopa is used to treat Parkinson's by increasing dopamine levels. Too much of this drug can cause schizophrenic-like symptoms.

This is a support as it like shows dopamine causes symptoms of schizophrenia because??
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It shows that positive symptoms are a cause of an increase in dopamine
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There are a variety of drugs that are referred to as being psychotomimetic (i.e. drugs that produce a clinical syndrome similar to the positive symptoms seen in schizophrenia). Amphetamines, cocaine, dopamine agonists (cabergoline, bromocriptine) and L-Dopa are good examples. They all increase dopamine within the mesolimbic dopamine pathway which is the dopamine pathway associated with mediating the positive symptoms seen in schizophrenia.
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