schizophrenia

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Dr. Kevin Passer answered:

Is schizophrenia genetic?

Yes

Based on excellent studies looking at twins who were adopted at birth in certain Scandinavian counties, one's risk of developing Schizophrenia is about 10% if one parent has Schizophrenia. The odds rise to 50% for offspring if both parents have it. By the way, there are good treatments now available for Schizophrenia.
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Dr. Andrew P. Ho answered:

Is schizophrenia curable ?

More science needed

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small numbers do recover completely and need no further treatment. Looks cured... Recent data suggest very early treatment has large effect on prognosis. Again, adding to hope that more patients may be curable with early, good treatment. For most patients, we are still unable to cure. Best we can is to ameliorate their psychotic symptoms. Cognition and motivational symptoms are harder to improve.
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina answered:

Could I have schizophrenia?

Don't know

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Don't know since I don't know and don't know your symptoms or your history. However if the question is could anyone get schizophrenia, the answer is yes. Education, wealth, family support does not matter as far as whether one is stricken by schizophrenia, but those things can affect prognosis.
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Dr. Andrew P. Ho answered:

How common is schizophrenia?

About 1%

of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia.
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How do you get schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia

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Nobody know for sure. Twin studies suggest there is a genetic component. Other risk factors may include viral infection in the mother during pregnancy, maternal malnutrition during pregnancy, stress early in life, childhood abuse or trauma, older parents, and drug use.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Whats residual schizophrenia?

Residual Schizophren

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Is Schizophrenia who had history of psychotic symptoms but is no longer psychotic.
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What can cause schizophrenia?

Multifactorial

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As with many medical conditions the causes of schizophrenia are not fully know. It is believed they are polygenetic, with multiple genes interacting resulting in some degree of vulnerability or resistance to the condition. This biology then interacts with environmental factors, both positive and negative which can have different effects based upon when In life or how many/often they occur.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered:

How do you get schizophrenia?

We used to think

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that schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can play a part in making things worse, the cause is probably physiological. Medications help control the symptoms. Research seems to concur. Family and individual therapy can help the in families to be more supportive, but medication is what is most needed
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Can bpd lead to schizophrenia?

No

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If you mean Borderline Personality Disorder, it does not lead to schizophrenia. The 2 are completely different illnesses -- schizophrenia leads to long-term thought disorder and psychotic symptoms. If by chance your acronym refers to Bipolar Disorder, this differs from schizophrenia also. But having both episodes of depression & mania, PLUS ongoing psychotic symptoms = Schizoaffective D/O.
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Dr. Kevin Passer answered:

How can one get schizophrenia?

Genetic

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Either from heredity or from other causes which are largely unknown. We know that one has about a 50 % chance of having Schizophrenia if both parents have it and about 10% if just one parent. Also, there are cases of Schizophrenia in which no known family member has the condition. About 1% of the population has Schizophrenia.
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