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675718 tn?1530033033

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does anyone know what causes schizophrenia and is it caused by a chemical imbalance?
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585414 tn?1288941302
http://www.schizophreniasymptoms.com/causes.php
This has a clinical accurate understanding up until now as to the potential causes of schizophrenia but research continues so that is updated on a regular basis
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I don't think they found a definitive cause yet and schizophrenia is a chemical imbalance from my understanding.  Last I heard though they suspected the potential for schizophrenia is caused by complications during pregnancy or soon after birth and then a major life event triggers it to become active.
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675718 tn?1530033033
really?
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675718 tn?1530033033
thank you ILADVOCATE that page helped answer my question :)
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Looks like it has more causes than I was told it has.
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My mental health care people suspect mine was caused by the oxygen deprivation theory in that article you posted.  But I was also clinically dead too when that occurred and they suspect it even though I was around a month old when it happened or so I'm told that's when it occurred.  Also for some reason when they find out I was diagnosed with schizophrenia they keep asking me if I suffered a head injury at any point in my life, which I did at another rather young age.  The psychologist appointed by social security even asked me that when I went and got evaluated by them.
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