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Discuss Socio-Cultural Explanations of Schizophrenia

One explanation for schizophrenia is the socio-cultural explanation which include family based
explanations and social explanations, e.g. problems in living conditions and the political aspects of
diagnosis. Factors such as differential diagnosis of different social classes, downward drift, life stress.

One part of the socio-cultural…

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aforementioned family explanations is that troubled family dynamics could just as easily be a
response to living with an individual with schizophrenia as a cause of it. Research into the ideas of
Bateson and Lidz has used retrospective studies so do not include examples where there are these
kinds of…

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found that schizophrenia is more common in decaying inner city areas than in poorer rural areas. Also
schizophrenia is 7 times more common in the children of immigrants from Jamaica and other
Caribbean islands than in the white population, whilst the incidence of schizophrenia in Jamaica is only
1%. This…

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