Schizophrenia can be genetic and may be inherited, but having a genetic predisposition does not necessarily mean that all children of people with Schizophrenia will develop Schizophrenia.

Late adolescence is the time where it most commonly manifests. Psychological and social pressures can precipitate the illness or make it worse. It is important to look at Schizophrenia as being an interaction between the person and his/her environment.

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