Childhood cognitive functioning in schizophrenia patients and their unaffected siblings: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Cannon2000ChildhoodCF,
  title={Childhood cognitive functioning in schizophrenia patients and their unaffected siblings: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Tyrone D. Cannon and Carrie E. Bearden and J M Hollister and Isabelle M. Rosso and Laura Elena G{\'o}mez S{\'a}nchez and Trevor R. Hadley},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={379-93}
}
While it is known that children of schizophrenia parents perform more poorly on tests of cognitive functioning than children of normal parents, less certain is the degree to which such deficits predict schizophrenia outcome, whether cognitive functioning deteriorates during childhood in preschizophrenia individuals, and whether nongenetic etiologic factors (such as obstetric complications) contribute to these deficits. In the present study, 72 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective… CONTINUE READING

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