Lecture16-M50,51

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Unformatted text preview: in'densely'populated areas. a'few'months'aUer'flu season. aUer'mothers'had'the flu'during'the'second trimester,'or'had an0bodies'showing viral'infec0on. The'lesson'is'to: get flu shots with early fall pregnancies. Understanding'Schizophrenia Are'there'gene0c'risk'factors? If'so,'we'would'see'more similar'schizophrenia'risk shared'between'iden0cal'twins than'fraternal'twins'(graph below).'Do'we? Genetic Factors If one twin has schizophrenia, the chance of the other one also having it are much greater if the twins are identical. Having adoptive siblings (or parents) with schizophrenia does not increase the likelihood of developing schizophrenia. Understanding'Schizophrenia Genetic and Prenatal Causes Even in identical twins, genetics do not fully predict schizophrenia. This could be because of environmental differences. First difference: twins in separate placentas. Only one of two twins has the enlarged ventricles seen in schizophrenia. Even'if'maternal'flu during'the'second trimester'doubles'the risk'of'schizophrenia, this'means'only'2 percent'of'these b...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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