DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The theory that schizophrenia is caused by an excess of dopamine in the brain. See glutamate hypothesis. DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS: "The dopamine hypothesis looks at the cause for schizophrenia." Related Psychology Terms GLUTAMATE HYPOTHESIS NMDA RECEPTOR AMPA RECEPTOR ANTIPSYCHOTICS VIRAL HYPOTHESIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA ARIPIPRAZOLE ALTERATION HYPOTHESIS MONOAMINE HYPOTHESIS BIOGENIC AMINE HYPOTHESIS KAINATE RECEPTOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dopamine-hypothesis/ (accessed April 5, 2020).