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Can untreated ptsd lead to schizophrenia ?

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Depends : On genetic and environmental predisposing factors. This could range from family history in the immediate family of schizophrenia to chronic exposure to marijuana or hard drugs. And then a highly stressful process can quicken schizophrenia onset- hence PTSD which is trauma based. A referral to a psychiatrist should help sort out treatment. Take care.

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