Risk factors for developing schizophrenia include genetics, brain chemistry, gender, age, and family history, as well as certain medical conditions. If you are at risk of developing schizophrenia, or you have signs and symptoms associated with schizophrenia, talk to your doctor about your options.
People with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have a significantly higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and other vascular diseases compared with the general population. In schizophrenia the figures suggest a 50% higher risk of CHD in women and a 34% higher risk in men. The prevalence of a number of modifiable risk factors is…