Causes Of Schizophrenia

, bipolar disorder
Illnesses like schizophrenia bring untold misery to sufferers and
their families. The suffering is magnified because of the unique
stigma attached to these illnesses. Unlike other illnesses, it marks
not only afflicted individuals, but also their relatives. For example the concept of the "schizophrenogenic mother" was rife till
recently. Such suffering is unnecessary and probably arises from
fear bred by ignorance. Our primary aim - search for the causes of
psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia - may help dispel these notions.

Our research is hampered by the relatively few clues available about the causes. This is not for lack of effort. Literally hundreds of ...

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were adopted away before the onset
of illness.

It is fair to say that even such studies do not suggest inherited
factors as the sole causes. A more reasonable explanation is that
there are individuals who have an inherited proneness to illness.
Such individuals may fall ill, if in addition, they are exposed to
noxious factors in the environment such as drugs. This model' is
similar to that already proven in the causation of diseases like
diabetes and raised blood pressure. It is important to stress that
statistical analysis does not support the presence of a single genetic
factor in this scheme. Rather, the inheritance is probably due to
several factors which may be inherited from either side of one's

We have based our research on this model. We assume that a
single genetic factor is unlikely to cause psychotic illnesses like
schizophrenia. Therefore, we do not trace the inheritance of
genetic factors in families, as is done in classical genetic ...

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