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Clinical and Experimental Psychology
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Opinion Article

A Hypothesis Concerning Schizophrenia

Theresa Hannon BA Hons*

Open University, UK

*Corresponding Author:
Theresa Hannon BA Hons
Department of Psychology, Open University Science
31 Meadowbank Street, Belfast, N.I. BT9 7FG, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: July 17, 2016; Accepted date: July 30, 2016; Published date: August 07, 2016

Citation: Hons THBA (2016) A Hypothesis Concerning Schizophrenia. Clin Exp Psychol 2:134. doi:10.4172/2471-2701.1000134

Copyright: © 2016 Hons THBA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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