individual explanations for schizophrenia - schizophrenogenic mother

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  • Created on: 13-05-22 12:01
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  • individual explanations of schizophrenia
    • schizophrenogenic mother
      • first proposed by Fromm-Reichman (1948) and encompasses the theory that a marital schism (overly dominant mother) may be a trigger for schizophrenia
      • According to this explanation, the mother of a child who would eventually develop schizophrenia would be controlling and overprotective, but also cold and distant concerning the child’s emotional and mental needs.
      • Over-protection stifles development and leaves the individual emotionally insecure, thus resulting in disordered thinking and abnormal development of neurotransmitters like dopamine, as found by Herman and Jones (1976).


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