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Causes

  • Huijun Li
  • Melissa Pearrow
  • Shane R. Jimerson
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Part of the Developmental Psychopathology at School book series (DPS)

Abstract

The exact nature of the etiological process of schizophrenia still remains elusive. Contemporary scholarship suggests that multiple factors contribute to the development of schizophrenia, including: (a) genes that cause structural brain deviations which make some individuals vulnerable to schizophrenia and (b) environmental factors such as negative prenatal and postnatal impacts and social stresses such as trauma and stigma. Furthermore, there may be an interaction or interplay between genetic vulnerability, neurobiological, and environmental factors that put a child or adolescent at the risk of developing schizophrenia.

Keywords

Psychotic Symptom Gray Matter Volume Motor Imagery Obstetric Complication Source Monitoring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huijun Li
    • 1
  • Melissa Pearrow
    • 2
  • Shane R. Jimerson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Public PsychiatryCommonwealth Research Center Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Counseling and School PsychologyUniversity of MassachusettsBostonUSA
  3. 3.Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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