GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Applications of Psychology-Psychological Disorders: Conceptions of Mental Disorders Study Material (Page 16 of 24)

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Schizophrenia: Symptoms of Schizophrenia


According to Coleman, it is a term for a group of psychotic disorders characterized by gross distortion from reality, withdrawal from social integration and disorganization and fragmentation of thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. According to APA, this category includes the group of disorders m

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Schizophrenia: Causes of Schizophrenia


Causes of Schizophrenia

Studies suggest that genetics, early environment, neurobiology, psychological and social processes are important contributory factors

  • Hereditary
  • Prenatal, prenatal exposure to infections
  • Physical constitution
  • Biochemical causes
  • Pathogenic family patterns
  • Early psychic trauma
  • Excessive stress and decompensation (functional deterioration of a previously working structure or system)
  • Lack of ability to process information
  • Regression to pre-oral stage of development
  • Status and structure of fam

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