Increased psychophysiological arousal and orienting at ages 3 and 11 years in persistently schizotypal adults.

@article{Raine2002IncreasedPA,
  title={Increased psychophysiological arousal and orienting at ages 3 and 11 years in persistently schizotypal adults.},
  author={Adrian Raine and Peter H. Venables and Sarnoff A. Mednick and Kjetil Mellingen},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2002},
  volume={54 1-2},
  pages={77-85}
}
Abnormalities of psychophysiological arousal and orienting are thought to predispose to schizophrenia, but there have been no prior studies of early psychophysiological functioning in "persistent schizotypals" who remain stably schizotypal across time. This study assessed skin conductance (SC) arousal and orienting at ages 3 and 11 years, electroencephalography (EEG) at age 11 years, and behavior problems at age 17 years in 52 individuals who were stably schizotypal from ages 17 to 23 years… CONTINUE READING

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