- Series: Series of Books in Psychology
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 1 edition (September 15, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0716721473
- ISBN-13: 978-0716721475
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,456,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Schizophrenia Genesis: The Origins of Madness (Series of Books in Psychology) 1st Edition
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Citing adoption studies, he notes that children of schizophrenics who are adopted by non-schizophrenic parents have a higher likelihood of developing the disease than the general population. Concomitantly, children of parents who do not have schizophrenia, when adopted by parents with schizophrenia, have no more likelihood of developing the illness than the general population.
He looks at the properties of certain drugs that have a propensity to bring about schizophrenia and notes that they all have dopamine stimulating properties.
This is a very good book for anyone interested in schizophrenia. It can be somewhat technical so a background in psychology, social work, psychiatry or neuroscience is helpful. However, it is still accessible to anyone who has a specific interest in this illness. Another good book that is less technical is E. Fuller Torey's book, Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers.