I do not have SZ but have Delusional Disorder.
But here is my understanding as to what can CAUSE Schizophrenia.
It is really my assumption and my understanding and I could be wrong.
My understanding is that Schizophrenia Primarily occurs due to the Mismatch of the SELF. All of us Humans have 3 types of SELF.
A. REAL SELF - Your True Consciousness
B. CORE SELF - WHO YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE.
C. FALSE SELF - The Self you project to others (Depending on the situation).
A. The REAL SELF - Is your true infinite Consciousness which never comes into play for 99% of Humanity. It is the real Conscious SELF and Conscious Awareness. It is your TRUE BEING. It can be something of a Subconscious . But that is really a term for calling it as something hidden. It is hidden because most of humanity have other thoughts/Feelings/Perceptions covering their TRUE SELF.
B. The CORE SELF - This is the Self that you identify with - with Passion. It basically DESCRIBES you and your personality. You could be Independent, Honest, Nice, Compassionate, Loving, Truthful, etc etc or you could be the opposite - Jealous, Cunning, Duplicated, Lying, Hateful OR Dependent, etc etc. It is basically whom you think that you ARE. This is the SELF that you RETURN to when you are by yourself and all alone and when you contemplate. All YOUR Actions, Judgements, Perception and EVEN EMOTIONS come out of the Core Self. It also chiefly determines your relationships and potential in your lives for good or bad.
C. The FALSE SELF - This is the Self that you project to others based on the environment. For example a person with a bad core self may project to others to be just the opposite when the situation demands (at workplace, Friends or at home).
Or sometimes a Good person may need to become cunning and malicious inorder for personal safety and to settle some scores over the wrong he would have experienced by others.
I truly believe that Schizophrenia is the result of a mismatch between the CORE SELF and the FALSE SELF. Meaning there is confusion between the Core Self and the False Self and vice versa. One who has the illness is unable to get a grip on his/her self which impacts his perception about reality (Psychosis).
Your comments please.