Essay Plan on Biological explanations for Schizophrenia

Here's an essay plan on the subject of biological explanations for Schizophrenia. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most to write on. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.

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Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia- Essay Plan

1. Describe in some detail the genetic factors- family studies- Gottesman found that
schizophrenia is more common among biological relatives of a person with schizophrenia and
also that the closer the degree of genetic relatedness, the greater the risk. For instance,
children with 2…

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7. Critical Point 3: There is a flaw with one of the key pieces of evidence to support the
dopamine hypothesis. The drugs used to treat schizophrenia by blocking the dopamine
receptors can actually increases it as neurons struggle to compensate for the sudden
deficiency. Haracz, in a review of…


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