Schizophrenia Causes Symptoms Treatment

"Research suggests schizophrenia may be caused by a change in the level of 2 neurotransmitters: dopamine and serotonin"(NHS, 2017)

Causes: genetics but they say that it may not be the only factor influencing the development of schizophrenia (NHS, 2017). e.g. diathesis-stress model from Epigenetics suggests that genes and environmental factors both play a role in the onset of a behaviour.

Stressful life events such as divorce, bereavement can be triggers for those people at risk of getting Schizophrenia.

"Symptoms such as becoming socially withdrawn and unresponsive or changes in sleeping patterns can be mistaken for an adolescent "phase" " (NHS, 2017).