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Chapter 14

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Pages 508537 SchizophreniaPsychotic DisordersBrief Psychotic Disorder Sudden onset of psychotic symptomsdisorganized or catatonic behaviouremotional turmoil and lasts only a few days Caused by stress or major traumaticdisturbing events Criteria Presence of onemore of delusions hallucinations disorganized speechbehaviour or catatonic behaviourThe episode lasts anywhere between 1 day and 1 month Shared Psychotic Disorder Delusions that develop in someone who has a very close relationship with someone who is delusionalthe second person comes to believe the delusions of the first person Criteria Delusions develop in context of a close relationship with someone who is already delusionalthe delusion is similar to the person who experienced delusional symptoms firstWhat causes Schizophreniacomplex interplay between genetics and the environment Genetic Aspects Schizophrenia tends torun in the familystrong relationship between being related to someone with schizophrenia and the higher the percentage that you will develop schizophreniaTwin Studies Identical twins have higher rates of schizophrenia than fraternal twinsMonozygotic twins28 Dizygotic twins6The Genain Quadruplets All 4 children born with schizophrenia 1 in 15 Billion births oddsBorn in the 1930s Nora Iris Myra and Hesterproves that it could be genetics but that it could also be environment thought that because their parents divided them into two different groups that they became either more sick or less sickTheir parents thought that Nora and Myra were superior and therefore treated them that wayand that Iris and Hester were inferior and therefore treated them that way89 of people with schizophrenia have no first or second relatives with the disorderAgeCorrected Incidence Rate number of new cases that developtakes into account predicted breakdowns for subjects who are not yet beyond the age for succumbing to schizophreniaChild with genetic risk of schizophreniaDsyfunctional FamilyHigh risk of developing schizophrenia vs Child with genetic risk of schizophreniaHealthy Family Environment Low risk of developing schizophrenia
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