Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Dreaming and Schizophrenia

I just read an interesting article from the Neuroscience Education Institute comparing schizophrenia to the dream state.
In both REM (dream) sleep and in wakefulness in schizophrenia, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is relatively deactivated. This may be why the dreams of normal subjects and the delusions of schizophrenics seem real. In normal wakefulness, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is fully engaged.
"Dreams are brief madness and madness a long dream"
-Arthur Schopenhauer

10 comments:

maryam said...

IN THE NAME OF GOD
MARYAM:
I enjoy your matter in my idea world of brain is strange and a a little defect can be cause big problem your discription about dream and schizophrenia is nice we like dream and we dont like for being funny by means of another people and these diseases have a personality that they dont like for this matter .
we like God and we like people what ever kind they are.
Short dream is good but long dream is disease but we like dream always.
thanks
maryam

maryam said...

IN THE NAME OF GOD
TARANEH
Your discription is good i like pshycholoy and i like to learnig more about this matter.
in my idea dream and sleeping are strange things that we must a think more about them .
In my idea the people are schizophrenia have good dreams and we must respect the rights .
we like people if they are sick thats why we always like to help them.
thank you
TARANEH

taraneh said...

IN THE NAME OF GOD
TARANEH
Your discription is good i like pshycholoy and i like to learnig more about this matter.
in my idea dream and sleeping are strange things that we must a think more about them .
In my idea the people are schizophrenia have good dreams and we must respect the rights .
we like people if they are sick thats why we always like to help them.
thank you
TARANEH

lovely star said...

IN THE NAME OF GOD
I'm so thankfull because of your information and very nice description.
Thank God for this surprising creation that just a little disorder in it lead to so many big problems.
We don't understand the value of healthily just when we lose it.
I think we should try to understand people who have schizophrenia I think they live with us in the same place but not with the same world I have read they imagine a sound or picture that is not real I don't know exactly why and which part of their nervous system has problem but I'm eager to know about it may be I can do s.th for them I like to help them to discover the real world and about dreaming during sleeping the fuction is different the soal loses its connection to the body during sleep… That’s so great.

lovely star said...

IN THE NAME OF GOD
I'm so thankfull because of your information and very nice description.
Thank God for this surprising creation that just a little disorder in it lead to so many big problems.
We don't understand the value of healthily just when we lose it.
I think we should try to understand people who have schizophrenia I think they live with us in the same place but not with the same world I have read they imagine a sound or picture that is not real I don't know exactly why and which part of their nervous system has problem but I'm eager to know about it may be I can do s.th for them I like to help them to discover the real world and about dreaming during sleeping the fuction is different the soal loses its connection to the body during sleep… That’s so great.

Now said...

I have thought a lot about schizophrenia, and I have read sth about it and always there was a question in my mind " what is the exact difference between so called healthy men and an schizophrenic person? ".
about dreams (dreams in sleep) it is an exact similarity between healthy and schizophrenic person, even if we don't compare them in neuroscientifically manner. And now by this valuable research we know neuroscientifical similarities between these two states of our brain. But I want to go further and think about our daydreams, our daily thoughts, our daily imaginations, have you experienced this phenomenon yet, when you think about something suddenly you act in a manner which shows you know your thoughts as a real phenomenon. for example you are imagining a virtual conversation with your brother and suddenly you will really say a sentence in a real loud voice. what is this? isn't it a sudden attack of schizophrenia? I know these aren't scientifically concepts but these are my childish hypothesises, and sooner or later I should work on them and improve them if it become possible. (In the whole medicine I love psychology and neurosience).
and I think when we enjoy our mind not real world (if any real world exists :D ) we will become more potential for schizophrenia, I think difference between simple people isn't being schizophrenic or not to be, I think it is a difference between stages of our shizophrenia, The more you become the servant of your mind the more you become schizophrenic, and the more your mind become your sevant you become more healthy, may be because of this we can see schizophrenia cases among wellknown persons such as Watson (one of the two founders of DNA 3D structure) and Nash two noble prize winners.
finally I think schizophrenic state is opposite of maditative state.
I have more things to say but here is not the right place to say them.
I want to read the complete article but unfortunately I didn't find it.

ABC said...

In the name of God
Hello
I think schizophrenia is avery common disease and certainly the most common psycologic discomfort in the world.
I think it is the reasult of bad behaviours with person when (s)he is children.and some people are geneticaly in high risk for this disease.
I think disovering this fact is very important and we can use it in our dignosis and treatment of schizophrenic people.
so schizophrenic person dreams about unlogic and harmfull matters
and his first activity whitch damaged is dreaming.
for example they think other people can be aware of their thought and all people are enemy with them.
because of it schiizophrenic people
have disorderis in sleeping.
SHAAHIN

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