Is schizophrenia hereditary? ?!

Question: Is schizophrenia hereditary.? .?
i was told my biological mother was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. i was adopted.. Health Question & Answer

mental illness is hereditary but just because she had an illness doesn't mean you will get it, A lot of it has to do with your environment, how you are raised, how well you can deal with stress, etc. It's the old nature vs. nurture argument.Health Question & Answer

Yes, it is.

First-degree biological relatives of individuals with Schizophrenia have a risk for the disorder that is about 10 times greater than that of the general population.

General onset is between the late teens and mid 30's, pre-adolecent onset is very rare.Health Question & Answer

It does increase your risk for schizophrenia if one or both of your parents have it, but that isn't a 'for sure' thing. I would learn about the symptoms of shizophrenia to see if you might be exhibiting and of them ,and maybe talk to a doctor if you think you are.Health Question & Answer

Yes Schizophrenia is hereditary. I work at a mental hospital and a large number of my patients have some sort of mental illness in their family. How old are you.? The average onset of schizophrenia is between 18-23. I hope you don't get it!Health Question & Answer

Yes, there is research that confirms this. Check out this site...

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Yes it is, in boys it usually show up around 13 years of age. In girls later in life in their 20's. If you are much older than this and show no signs I wouldn't worry about it.Health Question & Answer

i think it can be but im not sure. But if you have any signs of it go to a doctor. You should ask a doctor tooHealth Question & Answer

Apparently your more likly than joe blow to get it.Health Question & Answer

Yes but it isn't very likely that you will develop it.Health Question & Answer

Is hereditary just like cancer is. doesn't mean you are going to get it.Health Question & Answer

it can beHealth Question & Answer

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