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Does child abuse ever cause the development of schizophrenia in a teenager?
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: No, but
There are no studies that associate the development of schizophrenia to early child abuse.
While the causes of schizophrenia are unclear, some evidence supports a genetic link, a link to chronic and early marijuana use, and effects from a fetus being exposed to certain viruses. However, childhood abuse can lead to symptoms that may look like schizophrenia, including hallucinations.

In brief: No, but
There are no studies that associate the development of schizophrenia to early child abuse.
While the causes of schizophrenia are unclear, some evidence supports a genetic link, a link to chronic and early marijuana use, and effects from a fetus being exposed to certain viruses. However, childhood abuse can lead to symptoms that may look like schizophrenia, including hallucinations.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
In brief: Complex
Schizophrenia is a complex illness--many kids are abused few later have schizophrenia--is there aa connection--we don't know at this point.

In brief: Complex
Schizophrenia is a complex illness--many kids are abused few later have schizophrenia--is there aa connection--we don't know at this point.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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