Psychological explanations for schizophrenia evaluation

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Strength: there is evidence to suggest that difficult family relationships in childhood are associated with increased risk of schizophrenia in adulthood

  • Read et al (2005) reviewed 46 studies of child abuse and schizophrenia and concluded that 69% of adult women inpatients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia had a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse  or  both in childhood; for men the figure was 59%
  • Adults with insecure attachments to their primary carer are more likely to have schizophrenia (Berry et al 2008)

Strength: there is strong support for the idea that information is processed differently in the mind of a schizophrenogenic sufferer

  • Stirling et al (2006) compared 30 patients with a diagnosis of…


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