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What are causes of psychotic disorders?

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Doctors don't know the exact cause of psychotic disorders. Researchers believe that many things play a role. Some psychotic disorders tend to run in families, which means that the disorder may be partly inherited. Other things may also influence their development, including stress, drug abuse, and major life changes.

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Overview of Psychosis."

MedLinePlus: "Psychotic Disorders."

National Alliance of Mental Illness: "About the First Episodes of Psychosis."

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Overview of Psychosis."

MedLinePlus: "Psychotic Disorders."

National Alliance of Mental Illness: "About the First Episodes of Psychosis."

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

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