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Psychosis Causes Psychosis has multiple causes some of which are listed below: Organic Causes Electrolyte imbalance Hypoglycaemia Lupus AIDS Syphilis MS Psychological Causes Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder Bipolar Type 2, Manic episodes Severe depression with psychosis Brain tumour Epilepsy Brain damage Sleep deprivation Hypnagogic (as your falling asleep) Hypnopompic (when your waking up) Delirium Substance Abuse Amphetamines Cocaine Cannabis Abrupt substance withdrawal (Delirium Tremens)
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There are many proposed causes of psychosis: Genetics Strong evidence that Schizophrenia has a genetic component. Biggest risk factor for development is a parent or family member with Schizophrenia The evidence suggests the risk of developing schizophrenia is as high as 50% is they
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Unformatted text preview: have a monozygotic twin with schizophrenia Neurodevelopment Hypothesis Factors which interfere with early brain development lead to abnormalities which are expressed in the mature brain. Evidence for this stems from increased rates of schizophrenia in those born in winter (maternal influenza during mid pregnancy) Developmental delay, poor academic performance and soft neurological signs (abnormal movements, mixed-handedness) and temporal lobe epilepsy have all been linked to increased rates of schizophrenia Links to cannabis, amphetamines and cocaine abuse Social Factors Socio-economic deprivation Higher rates in African populations due to smaller family sizes...
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