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Outline clinical characteristics of schizophrenia.

Often confused with a split personality, schizophrenia is a severe psychotic disorder that involves
abnormal thoughts and perceptions. It has been described as a disintegration of the personality.
The person loses insight, loses touch with reality and fails to realise they have a problem. It…

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The double bind explanation has support from Berger who found that schizophrenics had higher
recall of double bind statements by their mothers than non-schizophrenics. This encourages the
view that contradictory messages can cause schizophrenia, however the data may not be reliable
as recall may be impaired by schizophrenia.

Another explanation…


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