Schizophrenia: An Overview
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This paper analyzes various aspects of schizophrenia, including a definition of this disorder, a look at its diagnosis and a review of the pharmacological and social treatments available. The paper notes that with appropriate management these patients can return to proper functioning.
From the Paper:"Within the first category, the association between lower social class and schizo-phrenia in urban areas of developed countries is one of the most robust epide-miological findings. This is currently explained mainly by the selection-drift hypothesis, according to which individuals vulnerable to schizophrenia or with insidious onset of the disorder are either prevented from attaining higher class status or move progressively downward (Eaton et al., 1988). However, it is possible that factors related to environmental conditions in lower class neigh-bourhoods, such as occupational hazards, poor maternal and obstetric care or high psychosocial stressors, can play a role in some subgroups of people with schizophrenia.
"Among the predisposing factors genetic contribution to liability for schizophrenia has been well established Available data leave considerable room for environmental influences, as shown by concord-ance rates of less than 50% in monozygotic twins and lifetime risk of about 45% in children of two schizophrenic parents. Only 10% of people with schizo-phrenia have an affected parent (Gottesman, 1991)."
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