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Loved one has schizophrenia very obviously to us now for the past year. the signs started about 5/6 years ago in hindsight. he got hit by a car (nothing major) and banged head 8 years ago. is it possible that this and another life event triggered?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Traumatic brain injury does cause schizophrenia.

Answered 9/4/2022

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Head injuries, either superficial or those resulting in brain injury, do NOT cause schizophrenia or any progressive psychiatric disease, but emotional responses to trauma are not unexpected. Have a psychiatrist follow your relative, and institute appropriate therapy.

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