Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder that includes a variety of neurocognitive symptoms.
Among these symptoms are delusions and hallucinations as well as deficits in motivation,
emotional processing, memory and suicidal ideation. While the exact cause of schizophrenia is
unknown, studies have shown a variety of both genetic and environmental factors that are
correlated with the disorder. This paper will examine the connection between childhood trauma
and various schizophrenia symptoms, as well as some of the genetic factors that are potentially
correlated to various schizophrenia symptoms, specifically deficits in memory and sociability.
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