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I was diagnosed with Paranoid schitzophernia. How did I get

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I was diagnosed with Paranoid schitzophernia. How did I get this desease.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Anna replied 7 years ago.
Hello & Welcome to Just Answers.

Although there is plenty of research trying to figure this question out, we still don't have a definitive answer to what causes schizophrenia. We now know that it is a brain disease instead of an emotional one, and not caused by childhood experiences.

Let me give you a couple reputable sources of information:
NIMH research trials and information
NAMI support and information

There seems to be a genetic component and an environmental one, but that is thought to be more in the realm of viruses or in-utero exposure to chemical states - not the "Schiophrenagenic Mother" from the old days.

My best to you,
Anna
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