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sex difference in schizophrenia

This assignment will require you to do independent research of the relevant published literature.

A/B+ assignments typically cite 10-20 primary sources. APA format is required for in-text citations and the reference page.

For this assignment, answer both of the following questions.

Research has shown that, on average, males develop schizophrenia at a younger age and have poorer outcomes compared to females who develop schizophrenia.

a) Describe the biological factors that might account for these sex differences in schizophrenia.
b) Provide a summary of the evidence to support the role of each biological factor in the development of sex differences in onset and/or outcomes in schizophrenia.
(maximum of 1000 words for question 1)

2. Propose a research study which would advance our knowledge of the topic. Outline the design of this study and the research methods you would use to investigate a biological factor that may cause sex differences in schizophrenia to occur. (maximum of 500 words)

Total word count: 1500 words (excluding any in-text citations, reference list and title page).

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