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Mental health

Brain functions

Thalamus Relay/filtering station. It receives all the input from the outside world (as well as from the cranial nerves & spinal cord); sight & hearing
Amygdala Seeks, scan and makes sure it's safe. Emotions
Basal ganglia Muscle response
Hippocampus Stores short term memory; info for 3 years. Not necessarily all accurate. In times of high anxiety; thalamus will be pushing hippocampus for facts
Limbic system Basal ganglia, hippocampus and amygdala. All 3 are working simultaneously to supply information to the thalamus
Parietal lobe *Executive secretary: receives all the information and organizes it passing it on to the frontal
Frontal lobe *Boss: planning occurs along w the decision-making process. Worrying also occurs in the frontal lobe
Pre-frontal lobe Board of directors: committee; asks the yeah-buts
Which areas show degeneration in schizophrenia? Cingulate gyrus, basal ganglia, hippocampus, thalamus, medial temporal lobe, amygdala
5 categories of brain functions: Cognition, perception, behavior, emotion, socialization
How much more common than MS? 5x
How much more common than DM 1? 6x
How much more common than muscular dystrophy? 6x
How much more common than huntington's disease? 8x
Created by: mary.scott260!