Biological explanation for schizophrenia


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1. Jacobs argues that adoptive parents would know if the birth parents were schizophrenic or not and that most wouldn’t adopt this child. This criticizes....

  • The dopamine hypothesis
  • Family studies
  • Adoptive Studies
  • Twin Studies
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2. Post mortem studies have found that

  • antipsychotic drugs elevated dopamine levels
  • schizophrenic individuals had normal dopamine levels
  • antipsychotic drugs do nothing
  • the dopamine hypothesis is right and antipsychotic drugs lower dopamine levels

3. Gottesman (1991) found that the incident rate for schizophrenia in the general population was 1%, if the sibling had schizophrenia is 8%, if one parent has schizophrenia is 16% and if both parents have schizophrenia it's?

  • 73%
  • 100%
  • 46%
  • 50%

4. New technology such as PET scans have found that ?

  • There is no evidence of different dopamine activities in people with schizophrenia
  • There is evidence of different dopamine activities in people with schizophrenia

5. Joseph (2004) found that in many areas monozygotic twins are brought up and treated more similarly than dizygotic twins. This criticises

  • Twin studies
  • The dopamine hypothesis
  • Adoptive studies
  • Family studies

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