Schizophrenia - Genetic Vulnerability
Professor Pat Levitt comments that people with genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia often have developmental problems from an early age.
When we talk about predisposition to a disorder like schizophrenia weâ€™re really talking about genetic vulnerability. We believe that a combination of gene mutations causes a vulnerability to this disorder. The puzzle about schizophrenia is that the first break that is when we begin to see that the psychosis happens at a point much later, usually in the early twenties. So why donâ€™t we see those kinds of schizophrenia symptoms early on in childhood? Well, we know first of all that there are differences among people who develop schizophrenia even early on. Motor coordination, some cognitive skills - theyâ€™re very subtle and theyâ€™re not unique to schizophrenia â€“ but we know that there seems to be a propensity for people who develop schizophrenia to have some other issues early on.
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1224. Schizophrenia - Early Symptoms
Professor Pat Levitt explains that while schizophrenia is rarely seen in childhood, there are early signs of developmental problems.
1223. Genes and Schizophrenia
Professor Pat Levitt discusses that although it shares genes with other disorders, schizophrenia is likely caused by unique combinations of genes.
1227. Autism and Twin Studies (2)
Professor Pat Levitt explains that twin studies of autism show that it is a highly genetic disorder.
1229. ADHD Genes
Professor Pat Levitt explains that the genetic basis for ADHD is evident from twin and family studies.
1254. Schizophrenia - Motor Control
Professor David Lewis explains that schizophrenic individuals can have coordination problems, which may relate to impaired neural circuits.
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1221. Development and Genetics
Professor Pat Levitt describes how developmental and genetic research contribute to brain architecture.
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Professor Pat Levitt explains that the sooner autism is diagnosed, the more effective the intervention.
1291. Schizophrenia - A Review
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1231. Progenitor Cells and Cell Fate
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