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SOCIO-CULTURAL EXPLANATIONS OF
SCHIZOPHRENIA
LABELLING
· It is believed that once a person is labelled as schizophrenic, it influences that person's behaviour in the future. It becomes a self-
fulfilling prophecy-meaning the person takes on more characteristics of the label to live of it is. It stigmatises and stereotypes
patients…

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SOCIO-CULTURAL EXPLANATIONS OF
SCHIZOPHRENIA
FAMILY DYSFUNCTION
· DOUBLE BIND COMMUNICATION-This refers to parents who communicate pairs of messages to their children which are
contradictory. The contradiction is between the verbal and non verbal message. This causes children to become confused and
develop a starry where they ignore the verbal message…

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BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF
SCHIZOPHRENIA
GENETICS
Genetic researchers believe that some people inherit a biological predisposition to schizophrenia (and with this, diathesis stress
model) and come to develop the disorder when confronted by extreme stress of some kind.
Studies on relatives have repeatedly found that schizophrenia is more common among the…

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