One of the things I have been doing since I came on board is to observe how often I see a statement more or less like this. I’d figured I would see this because the family systems dynamic was so evident among the psychotic spectrum pts I observed “en vivo.” (See http://www.genopro.com/genogram/family-systems-theory/,)
And, in fact, every time I was able interact with one of both parents – especially in tax-funded public health settings – I was able to see the “odd thinking” (at best) or outright sadistic verbal abuse (at worst). Virtually all of the psychotic pts who were not so owing to drug abuse at an early age (I just gabbed with one earlier this evening; his hippie parents had LSD blotter in the house, and he started lifting it when he was six) seem soaked with guilt, shame, worry, remorse, regret, confusion, moral conflict and/or paranoia that seems fully understandable given how they ultimately reported they were treated at their childhood homes.
I will say once again that I do not think that true sz is solely the result of such parental behavior (because the genetic pre-disposition for dopamine “hyper-reception” in the limbic system has to be there or the anti-P’s wouldn’t work). But it looks like sz is the result of that “nature” plus the unfortunate “nurture” in the family of orgin.
Interstingly, to me anyway, most of the Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families 12 Step meetings I have attended are sprinkled with attendees presenting medicated-to-mild-level, psychotic features. Some therapists I know recommend ACA to their pts.