Brain structure correlates of urban upbringing, an environmental risk factor for schizophrenia.

@article{Haddad2015BrainSC,
  title={Brain structure correlates of urban upbringing, an environmental risk factor for schizophrenia.},
  author={Leila Haddad and Axel Sch{\"a}fer and Fabian Streit and Florian Lederbogen and Oliver Grimm and Stefan W{\"u}st and Michael Deuschle and Peter Kirsch and Heike Tost and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={115-22}
}
Urban upbringing has consistently been associated with schizophrenia, but which specific environmental exposures are reflected by this epidemiological observation and how they impact the developing brain to increase risk is largely unknown. On the basis of prior observations of abnormal functional brain processing of social stress in urban-born humans and preclinical evidence for enduring structural brain effects of early social stress, we investigated a possible morphological correlate of… CONTINUE READING
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