Psychological Explanation of Schizophrenia

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  • Psychological Explanation of Schizophrenia - Cognitive
    • Frith (1992)- Lack of attentional filter
      • Problems with self-monitoring and lack a Theory of Mind
    • Helmsley (1993) Disorganised thinking and behaviour
      • Disconnection between perception and memory.
    • McGuigan (1966) larynx is active during halucinations
    • McGuire (1996) lack of activity in brain where inner speech is monitored.
    • Evaluation
      • Doesnt explain why the cognitive changes occur
      • No explanation of negative symptoms
      • Many paitents with brain damage don't have schizophrenia
      • scientific research- lacks mundane realism which lacks generiseability of schizophrenic symptoms

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