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What is the risk a child will get schizophrenia if the parent has it?

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Genes do play a role, but just because one of your parents has this mental illness doesn't mean you're destined to get it. If one parent has schizophrenia, your risk of getting the condition is about 10%. Having more than one family member with it raises your risk.

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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