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Essay heading: A Beautiful Mind
 
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In studies of twins, it was found that if a twin was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the other one had more than a 28% chance of also beind diagnosed with the disorder. It also could have environmental causes, such as childhood abuse or trauma. It can also begin during early brain development, and dopamine has an effect on this disorder...
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Hospitalization may be necessary with severe episodes. Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, may be offered to help people with this disorder. The most common form is cognitive behavior therapy. This focuses on reducing their symptoms and boosting self-esteem. The prognosis for people who suffer from schizophrenia is sometimes hard to judge...
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