Everyone’s favorite neuroscientist, Neuroskeptic, comments on an interesting study which involves adoption and schizophrenia.
I’ve mentioned that schizophrenia is currently considered a bio-based illness. And I am doing research on the biopsychosocial model, which states that schizophrenia can have multiple causes. But, of course, the biopsychosocial model is not in fashion right now. The research dollars go to what’s trendy, and Engel is not trendy right now. (No matter how much social science evidence we may have.)
This study looks at children who had ill biological parents, and were adopted. It found a decreased risk in developing schizophrenia.
Do take a look at Neuroskeptics’ blog post, and consider reading his blog more often! (I have been a reader since grad school.)