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danmartin
January 29th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Hi,
My cousin is suffering from Schizophrenia.But now she is somewhat fine.My question is Can schizophrenia be inherited genetically?Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Zephyr
January 30th, 2010, 05:13 AM
This is straight out of my textbook,
The name of the figure is:
Risk of Developing Schizophrenia

Monozygotic Twins: 47%
Offspring of 2 parents with Schizophrenia: 46%
Dizygotic Twins: 18%
Siblings with 1 schizophrenic parent: 17%
Children: 13%
Siblings: 7%
Parents: 6%
Half-Siblings: 7%
Grandchildren: 5%
Nephews/Nieces: 4%
First Cousins (third degree): 3%
Spouses of Patients: 2%
General Population: 1%

Hope that helps :)

cool person
January 30th, 2010, 10:40 PM
This is straight out of my textbook,
The name of the figure is:
Risk of Developing Schizophrenia

Monozygotic Twins: 47%
Offspring of 2 parents with Schizophrenia: 46%
Dizygotic Twins: 18%
Siblings with 1 schizophrenic parent: 17%
Children: 13%
Siblings: 7%
Parents: 6%
Half-Siblings: 7%
Grandchildren: 5%
Nephews/Nieces: 4%
First Cousins (third degree): 3%
Spouses of Patients: 2%
General Population: 1%

Hope that helps :)
Very nice detailed list. This is all you need, just though I'd post and conferm that this info is correct. ( I'm a psychology major btw)

Mattasaur94
February 8th, 2010, 05:59 AM
Oooh... I have a 5% cahnce of Schizz... Is this doubled if two of my granparents had it?
I also got dementia on the list of possibilities... along with 4 different cancers... looks like I have to try and stay healthy!

Kazz
February 12th, 2010, 12:13 AM
The chances of having it rise when your family members have it

Asylum
February 16th, 2010, 12:53 AM
hehe i waz adopted, so i'l never know what my "chances were or if there were chances" and Epiphany nice detailed answer