Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that can affect our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. The symptoms can vary from person to person. This is because it could affect different parts of the brain. People with this condition might have periods in which they would experience a different world or lost touch with reality. To help prevent schizophrenia, it is important to understand the possible causes and risk factors.
Like other mental health and medical issues, some genetic factors can increase the risk of schizophrenia. Some studies have shown the following numbers:
– The risk can be 10% higher in people with one sibling having schizophrenia
– The risk can be 13% higher in people with one parent having schizophrenia
– The risk can be 40% higher in people with both parents having schizophrenia
– The risk can be 50% higher in people with an identical twin having schizophrenia