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Biological explanations of schizophrenia



Genetic factors

Family Studies

Gottesman (1991) found that schizophrenia is more common in people who are genetically related.
The closer the relationship the higher the risk.
Someone who has two schizophrenic parents has a CR of 46% could be the environment that they
learn the behaviour…

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Amphetamines are a drug with special relevance for understanding schizophrenia. It is a dopamine
agonist stimulating nerve cells containing dopamine causing the synapse to be flooded with this
neurotransmitter.
Large doses of the drug can cause the hallucinations and delusions of a schizophrenic episode.

Antipsychotic drugs

There are many types…

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