VIRAL HYPOTHESIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

the theory, initially postulated during the formative twentieth century, positing that psychoses seeming alike to schizophrenia are correlated to influenza epidemics. It was later realized that a multitude of forms of viral encephalitis might be inclusive of those symptoms that arise from schizophrenia, and a multitude of analyses have explored the impact of exposure to viral substances, specifically while inutero, on subsequent cultivation of schizophrenia.

VIRAL HYPOTHESIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA: "The viral hypothesis of schizophrenia has recently been augmented to include the acknowledgement of exposure to a virus being more indicative as a threat to the cultivation of schizophrenia, instead of a complete elicitor of such."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VIRAL HYPOTHESIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/viral-hypothesis-of-schizophrenia/ (accessed December 11, 2019).
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