Schizophrenia (Biological explanations)

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How many biological explanations are there for schizophrenia?
Three.
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What are these biological explantions?
Genetics, Dopamine hypothesis, and Neural correlates.
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What do gentics suggest about schizophrenia?
It suggests that schizophrenia is genetic and therefore runs is families. The more similiar your genes are to the genes of someone who has schizophrenia, the more likely you are to develop the disorder.
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What are issues with the genetic explantion?
Families tend to share the same environment as well as many of their genes, so it is difficult to seperate the two.
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Who conducted a key study on gentics to do with schizophrenia?
Gottesman et al
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When was this key study conducted?
1991
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What were the findings from this key study?
There was a higher concordance rate for schizophrenia amongst MZ twins (48%) than DZ twins (17%). MZ twins share up to 100% of their DNA, where as DZ twins only share up to 50% of their DNA.
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