Mental Disorders: The Biological Aspects Of Schizophrenia

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Abstract Relative to other mental disorders, Schizophrenia generally has a low level of prevalence. However, despite the low level of prevalence, the manifestation of the symptoms is just as severe as other mental disorders. The symptoms can be positive, negative, or cognitive. It is therefore necessary to have an overview of the various causative factors for the mental disorder. The biological aspect holds that genetics and brain structure play a key role in the manifestation of Schizophrenia. The psychological imperative makes use of the psychodynamic approach in which the need to regain control of one’s ego to levels similar to those before the triggering of a stressor serves as the basis for the manifestation of Schizophrenia. The psychological aspect of Schizophrenia is closely intertwined with the social aspect since the stressors that form the basis for the psychological imperative are primarily as a result of social issues such as poor…show more content…
The social aspect arises due to high-stress events in an individual’s life. Such events serve to trigger biological and psychological aspects for Schizophrenia. The social aspect arises due to conflicting instruction and reinforcement as a child as well as labeling. The evaluation of the various aspects of Schizophrenia necessitates a look at a means through which intervention, prevention, and treatment can be achieved. The two-hit model of schizophrenia presupposes that a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to the manifestation of the

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