Adoptive Paternal Age and Risk of Psychosis in Adoptees: A Register Based Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Ek2012AdoptivePA,
  title={Adoptive Paternal Age and Risk of Psychosis in Adoptees: A Register Based Cohort Study},
  author={Mats E Ek and Susanne Wicks and Cecilia Magnusson and Christina Dalman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The association between advancing paternal age and increased risk of schizophrenia in the off-spring is well established. The underlying mechanisms are unknown. In order to investigate whether the psychosocial environment associated with growing up with an aged father explains the increased risk we conducted a study of all adoptive children in Sweden from 1955-1985 (n =31 188). Their risk of developing schizophrenia or non-affective psychosis in relation to advancing age of their adoptive… CONTINUE READING
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