Schizophrenia And Inheritance

Schizophrenia And Inheritance

Now psychiatrists have strong reasons to believe that it is highly possible to inherit schizophrenia. It has been noticed that among 15 percent of the patients diagnosed with schizophrenia have someone in their immediate family who suffers from this disorder. If a child has a mother or father suffering from schizophrenia, then there 10 percent chances that they will also develop it. If both the parents have the disorder, then there are 50 percent chances of developing it in their early adulthood.

Genes are the main reasons why we inherit various characteristic from our ancestors including our parents. So it is highly possible that we inherit the negative traits also. It may be in the form of disorders and diseases. In the 46 chromosomes we have, there are more than six million genes in our bodies. The genes dictate every single aspect of our body. We all also know that we inherit fifty percent of our genes from the father and the other fifty percent from the mother. This is true for every single being born.

Also when the example of twins are taken, if one of them is diagnosed with schizophrenia then the chances of the other developing it is very high. If they are identical twins, then it increases the chances further. In case of fraternal twins, who are not identical, the chances still remain high, but not like identical twins. The reason of developing a condition like schizophrenia may not be only inheritance. However, inheritance may be one of the reasons for developing such a condition.

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