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Causes of schizophrenia bipolar disorder and related illnesses Illnesses like schizophrenia bring untold misery to sufferers and their families The suffering is magnified because of the unique stigma attached to these illnesses Unlike other illnesses it marks not only afflicted individuals but also their relatives For example the concept of the schizophrenogenic mother was rife till recently Such suffering is unnecessary and probably arises from fear bred by ignorance Our primary aim - search for the causes of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia - may help dispel these notions Our research is hampered by the relatively few clues available about the causes This is not for lack of effort Literally hundreds of causes have been proposed They include viruses accidental injury before and after birth as well as illicit substances However only inherited factors are generally accepted as significant causes Evidence for such factors comes from every day experience it is common to find families with several affected members While such clusteringcould also be due to shared non-inherited environmental factorsmore convincing evidence has come from twin studies as well as studies of ill individuals who were adopted away before the onset of illness It is fair to say that even such studies do not suggest inherited factors as the sole causes A more reasonable explanation is that there are individuals who have an inherited proneness to illness Such individuals may fall ill if in addition they are exposed to noxious factors in the environment such as drugs This model is similar to that already proven in the causation of diseases like diabetes and raised blood pressure It is important to stress that statistical analysis does not support the presence of a single genetic factor in this scheme Rather the inheritance is probably due to several factors which may be inherited from either side of ones family We have based our
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