The cause of schizophrenia is unknown. Scientists think that schizophrenia may develop from a combination of genetic, brain chemistry, and environmental factors.
Schizophrenia undoubtedly has a genetic component. The risk for inheriting schizophrenia ranges from about 10% for those who have one first-degree family member (mother, father, sister, brother) with the disease to about 40 - 65% if the disease affects both parents or an identical twin.
However, heredity does not...Read more
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