Schizophrenia: genetic factors
Recent studies have shown that there are genetic factors that contribute to Schizophrenia. This has prompted an interest in environmental factors that may influence the development of Schizophrenia.
The exact cause of Schizophrenia is still unknown, but researchers believe it is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
A person with a family history of Schizophrenia has a 15 times higher chance of developing the condition than someone without this history. The risk can also be increased by exposure to certain viruses or malnutrition during pregnancy, or by using certain medications during pregnancy.