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Fear of schizophrenia. have family history. what are preventive measures to not get the disease?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Stay calm: Likelihood. Of your having it pretty low if you have doubts or see symptoms see a psychiatrist early treatment makes a big difference.
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Low Possibility: Your risk is higher than in the general population, but you are much more likely to not develop schizophrenia compared to your chances of having it. Be aware of possible symptoms and seek out evaluation if you have concerns.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Have information: Having gene does not mean that u will have it, gene also needs expression , like a seed needs soil to become a plant, we may have million genes, if we don't provide the environment , the gene will never express. Whether it is depression , bipolar , or schizophrenia , trauma, sleep deprivation, drugs, stress all seem to be the main factors allowing the gene express having the first episode, age is impor.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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