Questioning the Hereditary Component of Schizophrenia

Taking a closer look at the evidence

The “established fact” and uncritical acceptance in psychiatry that schizophrenia is a highly heritable disorder is questioned in this article that reviews the substantial research of family, twin and adoption schizophrenia studies. The author concludes that there is a historic failure to identify genetic or biological markers, and calls for the field of psychiatry to focus on environmental causes of schizophrenia in both research and societal attention.

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