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Stressful life events and schizophrenia

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A specific stressful event such as the breakup of a marriage or the death of a
loved one is thought to cause schizophrenia. It is possible that high levels of
cortical arousal caused by stress can change neurotransmitter levels leading to
schizophrenic…

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It was found that they were 7 times more likely to develop schizophrenia when
they moved to Britain. However it could be that this is due to cultural differences
and diagnosis. This means that social causation may not actually be the cause of
schizophrenia.

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