Genetic Causes Of Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is caused by structural abnormalities in the brain, although what causes these abnormalities is not explicitly known, scientists have pinpointed some factors. Genes certainly play a part, while 1% of the population suffers from Schizophrenia, there is a 10% chance of occurrence when a first-degree relative is diagnosed. It seems unlikely that just one gene causes the disorder, and it is hypothesized that many combinations of them lead to chemical or structural imbalances in the brain (National Alliance on Mental Health). Indeed, at Washington University scientists are working to analyze gene structures and have found that not single genes but gene clusters seem to serve as a sort of accurate predictor (Dryden, 2014). Some evidence

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