Lecture18-M50,51

Un0l we nd a mechanism of causa0on all we may have is

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Unformatted text preview: es develop the disorder. Gene0cs may differen0ate these 2 percent. Research shows many genes linked to schizophrenia, but it may take environmental factors to turn on these genes. Understanding Schizophrenia SocialPsychological Factors Are there psychological causes? Research does not support the idea that social or psychological factors (such as paren0ng) alone can cause schizophrenia. However, there may be factors such as stress that affect the onset of schizophrenia. Un0l we find a mechanism of causa0on, all we may have is a list of factors which correlate with increased risk. Predic;ng Schizophrenia: Early Warning Signs Social/psychological factors which tend to appear before the onset of schizophrenia: early separation from parents short attention span disruptive OR withdrawn behavior emotional unpredictability poor peer relations and/or solitary play Biological factors which tend to appear before the onset of schizophrenia: having a mother with severe chronic schizophrenia birth complications, including oxygen deprivation and low birth weight poor muscle coordination Module 51: Dissocia;ve, Personality, and Ea;ng Disorders Other Disorders Dissocia0ve Disorders Ea0ng Disorders Culturally ­ bound Disorders Personality Disorders Dissocia0ve Disorders Examples: Dissocia;on refers to a separa1on of conscious awareness from thoughts, memory, bodily sensa1ons, feelings, or even from iden1ty. Dissocia0on can serve as a psychological escape from an overwhelmingly stressful situa0on. A dissocia;ve disorder refers to dysfunc1on and distress caused by chronic and severe dissocia1on. Dissociative Amnesia: Loss of memory with no known physical cause; inability to recall selected memories or any memories Dissociative Fugue “Running away” state; wandering away from one’s life, memory, and iden0ty, with no memory of these Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.) Development of separate pers...
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