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How come people are affected by schizophrenia?


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Answered 2008-01-28 05:53:15

it is sometimes caused by head trauma,

A number of reasons. Genetics is part of it. I have a friend who's schizophrenic and so is his dad, but they've got it under control. Like the person above posted trauma can cause it, but not just physical trauma, emotional trauma too. I know another guy who got it after a period of homelessness.


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