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Can a person be predisposed to get schizophrenia?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Schizophrenia runs in families.
If one parent has it, the child has about a 10% risk. The risk of developing schizophrenia may go up as high as 50% if both parents are affected. Schizophrenia effects about 1% of the population. The most common age of onset of symptoms is in the late teens and early 20s.

In brief: Yes
Schizophrenia runs in families.
If one parent has it, the child has about a 10% risk. The risk of developing schizophrenia may go up as high as 50% if both parents are affected. Schizophrenia effects about 1% of the population. The most common age of onset of symptoms is in the late teens and early 20s.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Schizophrenia is partly predictable by genetics.
That is, if one or both parents have schizophrenia, their children have a much higher risk, compared to the average population, of having it too. However, the risk is not 100%, so other factors besides genetics are apparently involved too. No one knows exactly why schizophrenia occurs.

In brief: Yes
Schizophrenia is partly predictable by genetics.
That is, if one or both parents have schizophrenia, their children have a much higher risk, compared to the average population, of having it too. However, the risk is not 100%, so other factors besides genetics are apparently involved too. No one knows exactly why schizophrenia occurs.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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