The dopamine hypothesis of psychosis (or schizophrenia) is the theory that unusual behavior and experiences with schizophrenia is largely explained by changes in dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical naturally produced in the body. In the brain, dopamine acts as a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends messages throughout the body to ensure certain tasks (e.g. reflexes) happen properly. It plays a major role in regulating reward and movement.
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This solution explains the dopamine hypothesis and the role dopamine plays in the development and treatment of schizophrenia.