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Is schizophrenia dominant or recessive

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Schitophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: Tell the difference between what is real and not real; Think clearly; Have normal emotional ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of h... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusi... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
About 1%: Of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
One Percent: One percent or one out of 100 people have schizophrenia.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Probably genetically: That doesn't mean if you have a genetic predisposition you will get the disorder though. The odds are higher that you can but no one can predict what ... Read More
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not sure: What you mean. Schizophrenia is not a disease you can catch like a cold. Rather there seems to be a perfect storm of environment and genetcs that ha... Read More
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Schizophrenia: Nobody know for sure. Twin studies suggest there is a genetic component. Other risk factors may include viral infection in the mother during pregnancy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Multifactorial: As with many medical conditions the causes of schizophrenia are not fully know. It is believed they are polygenetic, with multiple genes interacting r... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Medications mainly: Schizophrenia is treated by medications called anti-psychotics. They are prescribed by psychiatrists, who also engage patients in some "talk therapy".
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Unknown: You can not acquire or get schizophrenia, it is an abnormal thought process that patients are born with and an even or genetic signal turns the diseas... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not sure: While there is a lot of evidence that schizophrenia runs in families, the specific genes have been hard to figure out. It seems that the genetics are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Horrible: Severe schizophrenia can destroy a person's life--and that of the family too. Some do not respond to any available treatments or have debilitating si... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Self dissociation : At leas 6 weeks of total lack of interest on daily activity ; audio and visual hallucination ; pressured speech ; flight of ideas and repeating word... Read More
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Dopemine: They adjust the amount of dopamine, a neurotransmitter chemical, available to nerve cells.

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