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How can your environment cause schizophrenia?

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If you were exposed to certain viral infections before you were born, your chances of getting schizophrenia are higher. This may also be true if you didn’t get proper nutrition from your mom while she was pregnant with you, especially during her first 6 months of pregnancy.

SOURCES:

National Alliance of Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

Medscape: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on June 29, 2020

SOURCES:

National Alliance of Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

Medscape: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on June 29, 2020

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