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If my brother developed schizophrenia as a teenager, does that mean I will too?
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In brief: Maybe
Schizophrenia does have a genetic component.
But, environmental factors do also play a significant role. So, having a sibling with the disease may increase the risk, but this definitely does not mean the risk is certain.

In brief: Maybe
Schizophrenia does have a genetic component.
But, environmental factors do also play a significant role. So, having a sibling with the disease may increase the risk, but this definitely does not mean the risk is certain.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
In brief: Chances are higher
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that for most part genetic but inherited in a complicated/ multifactorial disorder. General prevalence is less than 1% but as sibling your risk goes up to 6%.
You or your siblings might inherit some other minor cognitive deficits. If you are past early 20s the chances of developing schizophrenia decrease significantly. Relax chances are low.

In brief: Chances are higher
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that for most part genetic but inherited in a complicated/ multifactorial disorder. General prevalence is less than 1% but as sibling your risk goes up to 6%.
You or your siblings might inherit some other minor cognitive deficits. If you are past early 20s the chances of developing schizophrenia decrease significantly. Relax chances are low.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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