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What are some causes of schizophrenia?

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Mothers, in particular, often get blamed when their children develop schizophrenia, but schizophrenia is a mental illness. It has many causes, including genes, trauma, and drug abuse. Mistakes you've made as a parent won't give your child this condition.

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Harvey, P. , August 2010. Current Directions in Psychological Science

Keri, S.  , September 2009. Psychological Science

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is schizophrenia?"

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America: "About Schizophrenia."

University of North Carolina: "Myths About Mental Illness."

University of Michigan Health System: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Harvey, P. , August 2010. Current Directions in Psychological Science

Keri, S.  , September 2009. Psychological Science

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is schizophrenia?"

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America: "About Schizophrenia."

University of North Carolina: "Myths About Mental Illness."

University of Michigan Health System: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 20, 2018

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