Fetal Environment and Schizophrenia

  title={Fetal Environment and Schizophrenia},
  author={Mark Opler and Ezra Saul Susser},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Schizophrenia and related disorders are adult-onset illnesses with no definitively established risk factors. Several studies report that exposures to infection and nutritional deprivation during early development may elevate the risk of later developing schizophrenia, specifically during the prenatal period. Preliminary evidence implicates lead exposure as well, suggesting that chemical exposures during early development may constitute a new class of risk factors for schizophrenia that has not… CONTINUE READING

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