Genetic or Mental?

What causes schizophrenia?

No one knows the cause of schizophrenia, some people think the cause is a combination of genetics and environment contributes to development of the disorder. Others think that it is just a mental disorder that you can't control.

Schizophrenia symptoms.

Delusions, hallucinations, unstable mood, lack of emotions,and disorganized thinking are all symptoms of schizophrenia. What schizophrenia does is it causes voices in your head and very rarely are the voices nice. Schizophrenia can lead to depression and if its bad suicide.

Who can get it?

Anyone can get schizophrenia we don't know the cause so we don't have a cure. We don't know how schizophrenia is inherited, it is such a complex disorder we don't how to prevent schizophrenia. The treatment to schizophrenia can take a lifetime, treatments involve therapy, and some medications but sometimes medications make it worse.

Will it be passed from parent to offspring?

  • There are a number of various schizophrenia treatments. Given the complexity of schizophrenia, the major questions about this disorder ,its cause or causes, prevention, and treatment, are unlikely to be resolved in the near future. The public should beware of those offering "the cure" for or "the cause" of schizophrenia.


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More information

  • Schizophrenia is considered to be the result of a complex group of genetic, psychological, and environmental factors.
  • Children as young as 6 years of age can be found to have all the schizophrenia symptoms as their adult counterparts and to continue to have those symptoms into adulthood.
  • People with schizophrenia are at increased risk of having a number of other mental-health conditions, committing suicide, and otherwise dying earlier than people without this disorder.

How bad can it get?

Schizophrenia causes people to hear things that are not real or are only in their head, but in some people you can see the "person" that is talking to you. This hallucination causes people to get terrified of the "person" in their head because the "person" physically look scary like something you would see in a horror film. Schizophrenia is a very scary disorder to have it can sometimes lead to depression and even suicide.