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Is This Really Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia | Paradigm Austin

Hearing voices and feeling paranoid are sometimes thought to be symptoms of psychosis or schizophrenia. However, the document entitled “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” from the British Psychological Society suggests otherwise. Rather than labeling these symptoms as a mental illness, the document argues that they are common experiences, often caused by trauma, abuse, or deprivation. Schizophrenia is

The History of Schizophrenia and Genetics Studies

Schizophrenia | Paradigm Austin

There has been much research about genetics and schizophrenia, starting with a Swiss-German psychiatrist, Eugen Bleuler, who in 1911 pointed out that schizophrenia runs in families. His theory wasn’t confirmed until the nineteen-sixties, when psychiatrists studied schizophrenia in twins. They found that if one twin has schizophrenia, then the other had a 40 to 50 percent chance

What Causes Adolescent Angst?

Adolescent Angst | Paradigm Austin

Adolescents tend to have higher levels of anxiety and fearfulness than children and adults. What is causing all of this adolescent “angst”? Readers on NY Times discuss the possible physiological and cultural factors. Click HERE to see what people are saying.