The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has recently concluded a study wherein the participants suffered from both drug addiction and schizophrenia. Both of these disorders result in either the additional release or decrease of dopamine in different areas of the brain. The study attempted to determine what happens to those people who have both a sudden rise in one area of the brain due to the schizophrenia and a sudden fall in a different region based on their drug usage. It is hoped that better understanding of brain changes could lead to improved treatments for both drug addiction and schizophrenia.
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