Investigating whether adverse prenatal and perinatal events are associated with non-clinical psychotic symptoms at age 12 years in the ALSPAC birth cohort.

@article{Zammit2009InvestigatingWA,
  title={Investigating whether adverse prenatal and perinatal events are associated with non-clinical psychotic symptoms at age 12 years in the ALSPAC birth cohort.},
  author={Stanley Zammit and David E Odd and J. W. Horwood and Andrew D. Thompson and Kate Thomas and Paulo F Menezes and D Gunnell and Chris J. Hollis and Dieter Wolke and Glyn Lewis and Glynn Harrison},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={1457-67}
}
BACKGROUND Non-clinical psychosis-like symptoms (PLIKS) occur in about 15% of the population. It is not clear whether adverse events during early development alter the risk of developing PLIKS. We aimed to examine whether maternal infection, diabetes or pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, gestational age, perinatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation or 5-min Apgar score were associated with development of psychotic symptoms during early adolescence. METHOD A longitudinal study of 6356 12-year-old… CONTINUE READING

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