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Schizophrenia Genetics: Is Schizophrenia Hereditary?{ Genes and the Environment}

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Re the 48% vs 52% environmental. It depends how you look at that . If you argue several environmental contributions then you could get genetics 48% vs environmental factor 1 = 19%; factor 2= 16%; factor 3 = 10 %; factor 4 = 7%.
 
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Re the 48% vs 52% environmental. It depends how you look at that . If you argue several environmental contributions then you could get genetics 48% vs environmental factor 1 = 19%; factor 2= 16%; factor 3 = 10 % factor 4 = 7%;
i expect that there are individual weightings as to what comes under the psychoses / schizophrenia, the point is that biological, psychological & environmental factors are inextricably linked, & i feel, along with many others that mental health understandings & treatment approaches should genuinely reflect that fact.
 
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i expect that there are individual weightings as to what comes under the psychoses / schizophrenia, the point is that biological, psychological & environmental factors are inextricably linked, & i feel, along with many others that mental health understandings & treatment approaches should genuinely reflect that fact.
DSM & Medical Model -

This video lecture criticizes the DSM and the "medical model" of mental distress; it advocates for a social welfare model of mental distress -

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Ironically, the last “decade of the brain” was promised to provide these same physiological signs and proofs of mental illness’s location and etiology in the brain. In the actual event, ten years of research proved the opposite: that the human brain is not pre-programmed genetically, that it responds dramatically to environmental stressors or enhancements, and that even later in life, injuries to the brain can be addressed and the brain can heal. Most fascinating of all, the one thing that had the most healing impact on a traumatized brain was: a caring relationship with a healthy adult individual.

In essence, this decade of intense research completely undermined any expectation that studying the brain would lead to discrete “mental disorders” that are located in certain places in the brain, and emphasized instead the important of environment and relationships in creating healthy adults. But none of this deters the biological “true believers,” because the “cult of psychiatry” is based on certain inalienable beliefs that must continue to be believed, regardless of the evidence.
 
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There is only one case of schizophrenia in my recent family history; my dad's uncle. But there is lots of bipolar disorder in my family history on my mom's side; my grandmother, two aunts, two cousins. There is depression on my Mom's side too; my mom, grandfather, two sisters, brother. I definitely don't have bipolar because I've never been manic, but I've had depression and psychosis so I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder. But I haven't had depression for almost two years so it might be changed to schizophrenia.

Anyway, genetically I think I might have a predisposition to schizophrenia because I think I've read somewhere that there is a genetic link between bipolar and schizophrenia. And I think I had an environmental predisposition to schizophrenia because I had a pretty traumatic and stressful childhood and adolescence and adult life.
 
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Ironically, the last “decade of the brain” was promised to provide these same physiological signs and proofs of mental illness’s location and etiology in the brain. In the actual event, ten years of research proved the opposite: that the human brain is not pre-programmed genetically, that it responds dramatically to environmental stressors or enhancements, and that even later in life, injuries to the brain can be addressed and the brain can heal. Most fascinating of all, the one thing that had the most healing impact on a traumatized brain was: a caring relationship with a healthy adult individual.

The bit I have put in bold makes quite a lot of sense to me. Certainly my mental health improved when I met someone who believed in me and supported me.
As she herself became less well though, and less able to provide support, my mental health did decline.
 
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