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Discuss psychological explanations for schizophrenia. (8+16 marks)
The first psychological theory for schizophrenia is double bind. Double binds are contradictory
statement(s) given by a respected authority figure, often a mother to their child; for example "I am
only hitting you because I love you" or "I'll punish you if you're…

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critical and over-involved while a low-EE family is linked with warmth and positive regard. It is families
with high-EE that are related with higher relapse rates.
It is usually determined whether a family is high or low EE through a taped interview known as the
Camberwell Family Interview. Family members…

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