DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS

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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."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dopamine-hypothesis/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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