A 44-year-old member asked:
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If my husband and I both have schizophrenia, what are the chances that our son will have it as well?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Good, not absolute: If you are a member of this community, you must be doing very well indeed. So, although your son does have an increased risk secondary to genetics, it is by no means absolute or foregone.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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