What are the Causes of Schizophrenia?

The cause of schizophrenia is unknown.

The various theories to explain the development of this disorder as mentioned below:


Genes may play a role in the development of schizophrenia.

Environmental Factors:

Possible environmental factors include obstetric complications such as exposure to influenza during pregnancy or nutritional deprivation during pregnancy. It has also been suggested that stress and trauma can lead to the emergence of schizophrenia.

Neuro-developmental Factors:

There is a possibility that individuals who develop schizophrenia in early adult life have suffered some form of cerebral disorder in the development of their brain while in the womb.

Drug Misuse:

Some research suggests that substance misuse is related to the development of schizophrenia.

Biochemical Factors:

Certain biochemical imbalances in the brain are believed to be involved in the cause of schizophrenia. Neurotransmitters (the substances that allow communication between nerve cells) have long been thought to be involved in the development of schizophrenia.


ajesh- Saturday, May 10, 2014

I have one mental problem started 2 years firstly i did not clarified but the soon they have very bad habit that like the other person sexual parts [ie like ....] and men and wowans personaly disorders type what is the problem

mvkulk Monday, September 12, 2011

I feel harmones/vitamins/minerals may also play a role in SZ. what are the test can be conducted for male 28 years having SZ since 10 years mvkulk

mvkulk Monday, September 12, 2011

My son is diagnosied for SZ 10 years back. He is 28y now. What consultation treatment u can offer online??????? mvkulk

sonali77 Friday, September 9, 2011

my husband have a schizophrenia recently , we are decided for family planning ? will the child be normal ? or any crisis exist . can we wait for a time , how long ???

jameel_6358 Monday, January 10, 2011

what are the drugs available in india for treating positive symptoms in Schizophrenia?

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