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I have a sibling (brother) w. paranoid-schizophrenia late onset age 36. A maternal grandmother who was placed in a mental institute back in the 1940s (diagnosis unknown)-in her early 40s and a maternal aunt who had intermittant bouts of paranoid behavior and delusions which started in her early 30s. All three had extreme stressors (death of a newborn, loss of a job, domestic violence) but their paranoid & delusional symptoms did not show up until their 30s and 40s. Wonder if there's a gene that links all three together?


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