GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Causes and Development of Disorders Study Material (Page 21 of 29)

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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 manifested by chemical disturbances of thinking; mood and …

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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…

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