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how do you get schizophrenia?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
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 will happen. Your best defense is learning as much as you can about mental illnesses you may have seen in your family and living your life in the best possible way physically, emotionally and yes, spiritually in your own way. Positive is preventive.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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