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Psychopathology (schizophrenia)




Disturbed family backgrounds

Disturbed family backgrounds are thought to place people at risk of
schizophrenia for two reasons:

Parents may provide contradictory messages to a young child (double bind
explanation)
High levels of emotion may be linked to stress which can act as a trigger
(expressed emotion explanation)…

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Psychopathology (schizophrenia)




child's schizophrenia. This supports the expressed emotion theory as it
shows that higher levels of stress can cause relapses in schizophrenics.
Other research has found that you are four times more likely to suffer a
relapse if your family has high levels of aggression. This also supports the…

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