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    Burns, Jonathan Kenneth 2006. Psychosis: A costly by-product of social brain evolution in Homo sapiens. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 30, Issue. 5, p. 797.


Some ethological perspectives on the fitness consequences and social emotional symptoms of schizophrenia

  • Glenn E. Weisfeld (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 2004

Schizophrenia may not have reduced reproductive success in ancestral times as much as it does today, so explaining how genes for it evolved is more understandable given this prehistoric perspective. Ethological analysis of schizophrenia – understanding how basic emotional behaviors, such as dominance striving, are affected by the condition – might prove useful for comprehending and treating its social emotional symptoms.

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