Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Heritance percentage of schizophrenia?

  1. Jan 3, 2010 #1

    I cant find the exact answer anywhere. What is the heritance percentage of the disease for children or grandchildren from a male person?
    So lets say "granddad" has the disease, what are the chances his grandson will inherit it?

    Yes, my grandfather had it, but Im not afraid of the inheritance. Im just interested.
    I would also like to know the chances for me being a carrier.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 3, 2010 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    http://www.schizophrenia.com/research/hereditygen.htm" [Broken].

    I, too, have an interest in this subject...my great-grandmother very likely had it.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Threads - Heritance percentage schizophrenia Date
Medical Schizophrenia mice and humans Jan 20, 2017
Sharing a Percentage of Genes With Another Species May 9, 2015
Percentage water human body 90? 70? 53? Nov 17, 2013
Water percentage of an organism Jun 17, 2009
Medical Memory Percentages. Sep 23, 2005