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Biological Explanation for Schizophrenia

Genetic Factors:
Schizophrenia appears to run in families and therefore has a genetic link. Generally it is
thought that schizophrenia is caused by a number of genes rather than just one gene.
For example, Hong et al found that the THP gene was more common in…

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Cognitive Explanation for Schizophrenia

Processing Factors:
The approach sees the cause of schizophrenia coming from issues with processing
information. It is thought that schizophrenics have distorted beliefs and that these beliefs
influence their behaviour.
They may process what was meant to be a neutral message, as something directive
negatively. They…


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