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The Theories of the Causes of Psychosis

 

What makes some people more vulnerable than others?


Inborn vulnerability

Such as a genetic predisposition (Kendler & Diehl, 1993)


Acquired vulnerability

Specific to individual life experience.

Can include: specific disease, such as differences in brain structure (Scharma & Chitnis, 2000); perinatal complications (such as viral infections) (Mednick et al, 1988); stressful family experiences, bereavement, sexual abuse and other previous life events (Allen, 2000).


The theories of the causes of psychosis




Personality Traits

 

 

Important Life events


 

Early Experiences

PSYCHOSIS

 

Social Isolation

Genetic Disposition

 

 

Physical Diseases

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