Biological explanations of schizophrenia AO2

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  • Bio explanations of schiz AO2
    • similarities in families may be due to common rearing patterns. negative emotional climates may trigger a schiz episode
    • it is assumed that mz and dz twins have the same environment therefore similarity due to genetics and not environmnetal variance. MZ twins treated more similarly=more identity confusion
      • differences in concordance rates are a reflection of the environmental differences between mz and dz
    • adoption studies assume adoptees are not selectively placed
      • Adoptive parents would be informed that the child has schizo parents
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