Is schizophrenia autoimmune disease?

İ read that early childhood convulsions may cause sz but i think this is not related to immune system.

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Yes,but I just found that influenza virus in mothers during pregnancy has 3-7 fold chance for child to develop schizophrenia as adult.

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I had a dream that it was caused by the norovirus or something…

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Yes i used to hear that too.i think sz is not genetic disease. İt develop as this kind of disease s side effects. And this explain why sz still occur despite the most sz patients unlikely to have child

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It has a lot of genetic predisposition to deal with development of schizophrenia.But all of my ancestors didn’t have any kind of MI.So I wonder how did I develop schizophrenia.
While being in isolation in hospital for infectious diseases,they found that I have some problems with immune system,although they didn’t deal with that there.I was refered to immunologist to explore my condition,but I never went.

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I tend to agree. Although the other day I read an article from psychology today or whatever where the author was saying it wasn’t mostly genetic.

I guess it goes against what we all learned here and in life and from doctors. I’m not ready to believe it’s not 80% genetic. I’m the first in my family to have it. I got it from substances 8 years ago. Haven’t done ■■■■ with my life since then.

Schizophrenia’s cause is still unknown today. I really wouldn’t be surprised if they said it was caused by spirits or some stupid ■■■■ 100 years from now lol.

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No,it’s just here 4 AM in the morning and I’m to tired to post or explore more.But I can’t agree that schizophrenia is just brain disease which cause is unknown.

Immunotherapy is a recent treatment. Lab scientists are still exploring them in a lot of diseases, sz isn’t the main one. They are exploring more their benefits in cancer.
I hope someday big pharmaceutical companies will spend more money on sz treatment.

It’s hard, but it’s the truth, cancer is more profitable than sz…

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Not to repeat my self,you can find a lot of articles in my previous post Researches of role of cytokines in development and remission in schizophrenia
This research that my psychiatrist published is approved by Ethical Board of medicine.

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What I wrote and must say that until further scientific studies,I also take medications for schizophrenia,as I believe that is most effective way to deal with MI disorders,but just found interesting that one day drug companies will lose their money if such approach is proven.

What we know about sz is that it is a brain disease. But voices are common in other disorders, even in mitochondrial disease.

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to @laetitia

Yes- that is why I wrote about mitochondrial disease. It also have been said that it might be genetic.

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Yes,thank you,I understood lately.Celiac and Parkinson disease are also autoimmune.I’ve read that Novak Djoković,our tennisser developed better condition and results when he removed gluten from his diet.
For schizophrenia:https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/news/20040219/gluten-intolerance-linked-to-schizophrenia#1

Parkinson’s is not an autoimmune disease but a neurodegenerative disease. But I have not heard that gluten can be helpful for sz. Thank you for sharing.

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Ok,but cytokines play large role in Parkinson’s disease also.They are immune cells.Maybe i misread that they role plays significant part in developing Parkinson’s.The conclusion I made is that schizophrenia is also neurodegenrative disease,due to large role of cytokines.

I’ve been practicing an auto-immune helping diet for a while now and am noticing a 20 to 40 percent improvement in my symptoms. I am still taking Rexulti. I’ve had a number of setbacks which is why I’m not trying to reduce my meds. The result is pretty good for just a dietary change.

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