What causes Schizophrenia ?
Exact cause is not known. It appears to be multi factorial. Schizophrenia may occur due to genetic factors, psychological factors , personality factors, neuro-developmental factors such as complications during pregnancy and birth or neurotransmitter disturbances in the brain.
Who suffers from Schizophrenia ?
The most common age for developing symptoms is between the ages of 18 and 25. Both males & females are equally affected but peak age of onsetdiffers in both sexes. (In females 15-25 years, In males 25 – 35 years).
Research does show, however, that schizophrenia does show up in childhood, but only 2 percent of individuals with schizophrenia had their onset in childhood.