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Preventing Schizophrenia

Do you think it is possible to prevent schizophrenia? If so, how? If not, why not?

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1. Do you think it is possible to prevent schizophrenia? If so, how? If not, why not?

There are certain things a person can do to reduce the risk of getting schizophrenia.

There is a general consensus that schizophrenia develops as a result of interplay between biological predisposition (for example, inheriting certain genes) and the kind of environment a person is exposed to. Research in these areas are converging: "brain development disruption is now known to be the result of genetic predisposition and environmental stressors early in development (during pregnancy or early childhood), leading to subtle alterations in the brain that make a person susceptible to developing schizophrenia. Environmental factors later in life (during early childhood and adolescence) can either damage the brain further and thereby increase the risk of schizophrenia, or lessen the expression of genetic or neurodevelopmental defects and decrease the risk of schizophrenia. In fact ...

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