Causes OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

Causes OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

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#1. True or False, “There is an exact known cause(s) of this disorder”.

This is false!

There are no exact known causes of this disorder, there are hypotheses of what causes schizophrenia and connections they have found to functions in their brains and others.

There are new findings every day, check them out on the ‘Recent Research and Findings’ page!

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#2. True or False, “If you have family members with this condition you are much LESS likely to develop this disorder than others”.

This is false!

If you have members in your family with this disorder, you are much MORE likely to develop schizophrenia. This is because researchers have found several genetic links in DNA to schizophrenia.

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#3. Which one does NOT fit within the sentence, “Complications during pregnancy or birth such as _____ can increase the likelihood of developing a mental illness such as schizophrenia”.

The answer is: Intense cravings

Having cravings during pregnancy is normal, this will NOT cause any kind of complications that can lead to a future mental illness. Other complications include a lack of oxygen during delivery and maternal obesity diagnosis in pregnancy.

 

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#4. True or False, “Childhood trauma is thought to be a contributing factor in developing schizophrenia”.

This is true

Some people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations related to abuse or neglect they had experienced as children.

 

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#5. True or False, “Structural changes in the brain are a possible cause of schizophrenia”.

This is true!

If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, your doctors may have noticed subtle changes in your brain’s structure. Although these signs have not been found in every patient, changes in the brain have been linked to this particular disorder. These same changes have also been found in those who have not been diagnosed with this mental illness.

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