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Schizophrenia: Risk Factors

Children who have a family history of schizophrenia are at higher risk for the disorder, though most kids who have a parent with schizophrenia never develop it. Pregnancy and birth complications are also linked to schizophrenia, though, again, the vast majority of children with these risk factors don’t develop the disorder.

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