Schizophrenia is one of the mental illnesses where the sufferer cannot distinguish between real or imaginary. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that until now has not been cured and it is not known exactly what causes it. But according to a new finding, the cause of schizophrenia can be known since the womb.
If this is true, can schizophrenia be cured? How do you detect schizophrenia in the fetus?
Schizophrenia is formed in the fetal brain in the womb
The findings that are known to come from research published in the journal Schizophrenia Research state that schizophrenia can now be detected when someone is in the womb. In this study, researchers examined the condition of schizophrenic patients further by conducting various medical examinations. One of the checks is to take the patient's skin cells and then compare them with healthy people's skin cells.
Then, from the results of the examination, researchers learned that the skin cells possessed by patients with schizophrenia had abnormal shapes and structures. And this abnormal cell process only occurs when someone is still in the womb. The researchers also concluded that genetic problems occur in the fetus that affect the development of the brain. Disrupted brain development then makes
What causes schizophrenia in the womb?
Researchers also don't know exactly what causes genetic mutations in the fetus to cause schizophrenia. However, the researchers believe that this is related to health conditions and the environment around the mother during pregnancy.
It is evident in other studies that also examined the same thing, schizophrenia mentioned can be caused by poor maternal health conditions during pregnancy, such as complications, malnutrition, and infection. These conditions can increase the risk of children born with schizophrenia.
In addition, the study also states that children born with brain development disorders, will not immediately show symptoms of schizophrenia until they reach young adulthood.
Can schizophrenia be prevented if it has been detected since pregnancy?
From these findings, researchers believe that someday schizophrenia can be prevented. Because, the facts that have been obtained now can be used as a basis and material for conducting further research in order to find new findings related to early prevention of schizophrenia.
But for now, experts can only prevent someone from having a risk factor for schizophrenia, such as complications and infections that occur during pregnancy. Therefore, if you are pregnant, you should routinely check with your obstetrician, eat healthy foods, and adopt a healthy lifestyle, so that your health condition and baby stay awake and stay healthy.
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