Psychosocial Theories for Schizophrenia

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Psychosocial Theories for Schizophrenia

          Family systems theory

          Psychosocial & environmental stress – Double Bind Theory

Family Systems Theory

          Origins in:

          The psychoanalytical tradition (the influence of the family on abnormal behaviour)

          Systems thinking (idea that things are best understood by looking at the relationships between a set of entities)

Family System

A family can be seen as a set of entities, each interacting with all the others.

The behaviour of each entity can only be understood by looking at its relationships with the others

If one person starts to behave abnormally the problem might not lie within that person

Their behaviour may be a


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