Influences and Treatment of Schizophrenia

Using at least two peer-reviewed studies (no websites), discuss what genetic factors have been identified in
the development or maintenance of Schizophrenia. Summarize the studies, clearly stating the biological factors
and how they influence Schizophrenia (ie., onset of psychotic symptoms, maintenance of the disorder).
Non-Genetic/Environmental
Using at least two peer-reviewed studies (no websites), discuss what environmental factors have been
identified in the development or maintenance of Schizophrenia. Summarize the studies, clearly stating the nongenetic factors and how they influence Schizophrenia (ie., severity of the symptoms, onset of the symptoms,
etc.).
Treatment
Using at least one peer-reviewed study (no websites), discuss one effective method to treat Schizophrenia (ie.,
medication, therapy, etc.). Be sure to summarize the study, explaining the treatment and how it is helpful (ie.,
reducing which symptoms, improving functioning, etc.).
Reflection/Faith Integration (1-2 paragraphs):
Given what you learned through the research on influential factors, has your understanding of Schizophrenia
changed? Why or why not?
Sometimes mental health providers need to distinguish between a person who is having a religious experience
and someone who is delusional or in a psychotic episode. How would you make that distinction (ie., if someone
reported talking to God, hearing his voice, etc., when might you be concerned about their grasp on reality)?

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