I was speaking with a 31 y/o woman the other day who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia for 10+ years.
Somehow it came up that she had been in an incestuous relationship with her brother for much of her childhood, until he was put in prison for drug related charges. What I found shocking about this was that she did not seem to think that anything was wrong or unusual with the incestuous relationship. According to her, at least two of her real life friends had been in sexual relationships with their siblings.
This is all very shocking and disturbing to me. I was curious if anyone on here believes that sexual abuse helped contribute to their development of mental illness?