Causes of schizophrenia

The cause of schizophrenia is unknown, but it is usually a combination of the following factors:

  • Brain chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Complications at birth

Some people develop schizophrenia following a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job.

Experiences like growing up in a town or city, stressful life events and moving to new a new town or country can also trigger symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia.

There’s also a strong link between the use of strong cannabis and the development of schizophrenia.

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