Genetic Factors of schizophrenia
It does seem to run in the family and to have a schizophrenic link.
The common view is that it is caused by a number of genes rather than a specific one.
Both familiy and twin studies have been used to study the genetic influence on schizophrenia
- Gottesman 1991 found 1% of the general population had schizophrenia, the percentage chance of developing the disorder increased, the closer you are related to the patient, 48% if the patient…