Schizophrenia: a Case of Nature or Nurture?

Schizophrenia: a Case of Nature or Nurture?

SCHIZOPHRENIA: a case of nature ... or nurture?'


For many years scientists have questioned over the idea of "nature vs. nurture". Many studies have been conducted to understand genetic and environmental factors on behaviorial development, like twin studies. Twin studies are important because they can tell which family resemblence paths they follow. There has been many claims that there is a strong genetic link to the development of psychological disturbances. These types of studies have tryed to answer the question of "nature vs. nurture". Some argue that genetic is what shape's one's makeup while others argue that it is environmental factors, although both genetics and the environment alter the synaptic organization of the brain. Twin studies are made to reach an outcome, using examples of twins who have been raised together and twins who have been brought apart. Scientist use 'Schizophrenia disorder' as an example to try and understand if it is the surroundings or genetic makeup what shape a twin, another mean is to try and undestand why one twin could suffer from schizophrenia while the other might not. Although researchers have argued that psychiatry has consistently publicized the genetic basis for schizophrenia, but some argue that there is no solid evidence at all for a genetic cause.

What is 'Schizophrenia'? Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has been recognized throughout recorded history. It affects about 1 percent of our society. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.People with schizophrenia may hear voices, other people may believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These experiences are terrifying and can cause fearfulness, withdrawal, or extreme agitation. "Within psychiatric research it is accepted wisdom that schizophrenia is approximately 50% genetic", while the 50% may...

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