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Risk of developing Schizophrenia - some help please

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johnram

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I am trying to understand my risk of developing schizophrenia, given my mother had it. I have had a lot of trauma, hence the ask.

So for context, my mother had post natal after i was born, but that later became schizophrenia. It has stayed with her since (over 30 years) and has mostly used Depixol to treat it.

Now, we had a traumatic childhood and more trauma beyond, and have gotten through all that. I am now 37 and given the following factors i dont think i have a risk but just want to check and understand:

- my mothers family doesnt have schizophrenia, it appears very situational (bad arranged marriage, first time leaving her home country)
- my father doesnt and neither does any of his family
- my brothers and i have had a traumatic upbringing and that hasnt posed a risk
- i have done lsd twice, and didnt impact me, also did some weed, my brother did some other drugs and was fine
- Have gone through depression and addictions myself and come out ok
- my age is much older than when a man should get it (i am 37 and i believe nearing the drop off for no risk?)
- I dont have any symptoms etc
- her circumstances were specific

hope that sets a scene, and appreciate any guidance. as i have had my own mental health journey, this is just one thing i want to understand given i feel i have moved forward a lot.

thank you kindly
 
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I suggest you search the www; using a search engine. Be careful with the results; use authoritative sources only.
 
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johnram

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thank you, i have done that already just wanted personal opinions as its a wide wide field and wanted validation from those that have some experience
i have also asked my therapist
 
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I am trying to understand my risk of developing schizophrenia, given my mother had it. I have had a lot of trauma, hence the ask.

So for context, my mother had post natal after i was born, but that later became schizophrenia. It has stayed with her since (over 30 years) and has mostly used Depixol to treat it.

Now, we had a traumatic childhood and more trauma beyond, and have gotten through all that. I am now 37 and given the following factors i dont think i have a risk but just want to check and understand:

- my mothers family doesnt have schizophrenia, it appears very situational (bad arranged marriage, first time leaving her home country)
- my father doesnt and neither does any of his family
- my brothers and i have had a traumatic upbringing and that hasnt posed a risk
- i have done lsd twice, and didnt impact me, also did some weed, my brother did some other drugs and was fine
- Have gone through depression and addictions myself and come out ok
- my age is much older than when a man should get it (i am 37 and i believe nearing the drop off for no risk?)
- I dont have any symptoms etc
- her circumstances were specific

hope that sets a scene, and appreciate any guidance. as i have had my own mental health journey, this is just one thing i want to understand given i feel i have moved forward a lot.

thank you kindly
Diet is a massive factor like really and drinking look into veganism it is proven to be the best diet for 99.99% of the people in this world to live on some unique circumstances make it harder but If you are series look at the benifits to a vegan diet with schizophrenia
 
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I read that you have a 10 percent risk of getting schizophrenia if you have one parent who has it. That is compared to a 1 percent risk if you have no family members who have it. Yes, you are older than most people who get it, so I would think your chances of getting schizophrenia have gone down.
 
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its very rare for people to develop sch in your ages, your brain is developed and you have rly small chances to develop it. do you have any symptoms?
 
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nightmare57

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Its much more likely you'll develop Schizophrenia in your teens and 20's. It's become less after that but people do develop psychotic disorders in their 60's mainly affective disorders with a psychotic element.
 
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