Another triggering condition of autoaggressive behavior is comorbidity between epilepsy and psychoses, mainly those with schizophrenogenic
That is to say, insanity is a valid state of consciousness that could be generally incomprehensible to the sane; however, within the context of a schizophrenogenic
family, we might be able to fathom the destructive psychodynamics, and origins of this fluctuating psychic heaven and hell.
A prime example of this is the rise and fall of the theory of the schizophrenogenic
mother, which purported that the etiology of schizophrenia could be traced to an individual's exposure to a rejecting and overprotective mothering style (Lidz, Fleck, & Cornelison, 1967).
Psychiatrists came to see the assignment of blame to the schizophrenogenic
mother as an unforgivable sin.
There's evidence now that cannabis has both a cumulative and a schizophrenogenic
Traditional views of the relationships between family members and schizophrenia (for example, schizophrenogenic
mothers and marital schism) hypothesize that family members are causes of the illness; recipients of the service; and obstacles to the ill relative's rehabilitation (Hatfield & Lefley, 1987; Wong, 2006).
Many family members resist involvement because they fear being blamed by the profession, something that used to happen in the era of the schizophrenogenic
mother or the "refrigerator mothers" of autistic children (Reiss et al.
I am not suggesting that we return to the world of schizophrenogenic
mothers, but one has only to contrast the tales of women who were sexually abused by their fathers, stepfathers, or other relatives, with the accounts of Kay Redfield Jamison, Tracy Thompson, and other successful professionals who recite their parents' love, patience, and enduring support, to at least wonder whether this may not make a decisive difference.