Strong family history and early onset of schizophrenia: about 2 families in Northern Nigeria

  • Folorunsho Tajudeen Nuhu
  • Edwin Ehi Eseigbe
  • Baba Awoye Issa
  • Michael Omeiza Gomina


Schizophrenia is a highly heritable psychotic disorder and high genetic loading is associated with early onset of the disease. The outcome of schizophrenia has also been linked with the age of onset as well as the presence of family history of the disease. Therefore families with patients with early onset Schizophrenia are subpopulations for genetic studies. We present 2 families with heavy genetic loading who have adolescents with schizophrenia.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

Folorunsho Tajudeen Nuhu
Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa Kaduna, Nigeria
Edwin Ehi Eseigbe
Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Nigeria
Baba Awoye Issa
Department of Behavioural Science, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin Nigeria
Michael Omeiza Gomina
Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa Kaduna, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1937-8688