Exposure to Mother’s Heightened Immune Response in Womb May Increase Schizophrenia Risk


I don’t really understand how I got Schizophrenia.

It’s not present in my mothers side of the family

It must be on my dads side, but he is dead and his family has nothing to do with me

A large proportion of cases is related to neither of the parents and is linked to newly-arizing mutations carried only by the patient.

Do you have an article on that?

A quote from a recent study in Africa:

" Therefore, the genetic architecture of schizophrenia is characterized by damaging mutations that are very recent or de novo and thus individually extremely rare ( 2 5 )."


Thanks @CopperKettle

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