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Schizophrenia Essay

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There is no known single cause of schizophrenia. Could it be inherited??? Some believe that schizophrenia runs in families. People who have a close relative with the disease are more likely to develop the disorder than people who have no relatives with the illness. Could it be related to a chemical defect in the brain??? Some think that neurotransmitters have long been thought to be involved in the development of schizophrenia. It is a likely choice, although it has not been proven that Dopamine and glutamate imbalances cause schizophrenia. Is schizophrenia caused by an actual physical abnormality in the brain??? Many studies of people with schizophrenia have found abnormalities in brain structure…such as enlarged ventricles in the brain, and decreased brain sizes in certain regions. Even though this sounds like the "proof in the pudding", it should be emphasized that these abnormalities are quite subtle and are not characteristic of all people with schizophrenia, nor do they occur only in individuals with this illness. Everyone has their own opinion…so here is mine…Lack of hugging as a child!

You are probably saying to yourself…"How can hugging affect your brain, and make you schizo"? Well, don't fret baby birds…I will feed you that worm. Touch is a major thing when your growing up...it affects your ability to bond and gives you a form of comfort when you're an infant. So…let's say a child is never hugged when they were young, and the parent was terrible at bonding and nurturing a comfortable and loving relationship. Well…that child is going to grow up to be a pretty angry and unemotional teen right??? So when the body is changing and the mind starts distorting even more from all the hormones etc…the subject is just getting worse, but now he/she craves a relationship, but doesn't know the first thing about how to show LOVE OR EMOTION. This person starts dating, and failing, and dating,

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