sociocultural explanations of schizophrenia

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life events
a major stress factor had been associated with the onset of schizophrenia and schizophrenic episodes. it is not clear how stress triggers schizophrenia but high levels of biological arousal associated with neurotransmitters are known to be involved.
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brown and birley
found that app.50% experienced a major life event 3 weeks prior to their onset of a schizophrenic episode. 12% reported a life event 9 weeks prior. this shows that there is a relationship between stress and schizophrenic episodes.
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hirsch et al
followed 71 patients and found that life events made a significant cumulative contribution in the 12 months preceding a relapse.
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family relationships- double bind theory
bateson et al founf that children who received contradicting messages from their parents are more likey to develop schizophrenia. a child's ability to respond is incapacitated by the contradictions.
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family relationships
prolonged exposure to these interactions prevents the development of a coherent construction of reality, which in the long run manifests itself as sypmtoms of schizophrenia such as incoherent thinking, hallucinations, delusions & incoherent speaking
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labelling theory
social groups create the concept on psychiatric deviance and therefore symptoms of schizophrenia are seen as deviating from of normal behaviour. self fulfiling prophecy.
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found that app.50% experienced a major life event 3 weeks prior to their onset of a schizophrenic episode. 12% reported a life event 9 weeks prior. this shows that there is a relationship between stress and schizophrenic episodes.

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bateson et al founf that children who received contradicting messages from their parents are more likey to develop schizophrenia. a child's ability to respond is incapacitated by the contradictions.

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prolonged exposure to these interactions prevents the development of a coherent construction of reality, which in the long run manifests itself as sypmtoms of schizophrenia such as incoherent thinking, hallucinations, delusions & incoherent speaking

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