Biological Explanations (AO3) Notes

  • Created by: jessiejo
  • Created on: 13-03-17 16:13

Strong evidence for genetic vulnerability for SZ. 

  • Gottesman's family study of SZ shows genetic similarity and shared risk of SZ are closely related 
  • Tienari et al's adoption studies show how children adopted with SZ parents are still at risk of developing SZ if adopted to families without a history of SZ
  • So SZ may not be completely genetic, but there is strong evidence that genetic factors make some people more vulnerable

Mixed support for dopamine hypothesis

  • Dopamine…




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