Birth weight, schizophrenia, and adult mental disorder: is risk confined to the smallest babies?

@article{Abel2010BirthWS,
  title={Birth weight, schizophrenia, and adult mental disorder: is risk confined to the smallest babies?},
  author={Kathryn Abel and Susanne Wicks and Ezra S Susser and Christina Dalman and Marianne Gi{\o}rtz Pedersen and Preben Bo Mortensen and Roger T Webb},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={
          923-30
        }
}
CONTEXT Studies linking birth weight and mental illness onset are inconclusive. They have primarily focused on the World Health Organization low birth weight threshold (2500 g) and schizophrenia. To our knowledge, low birth weight per se has not been conclusively linked with schizophrenia risk and specificity of the effect to birth weight below the standard threshold or to particular psychiatric diagnoses has not been demonstrated. OBJECTIVES To examine whether (1) low birth weight (<2500 g… CONTINUE READING

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