Biological explanation of Schizophrenia-genetic factors

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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…


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