Maternal separation at birth and schizophrenia--a long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home Children.

@article{Mki2003MaternalSA,
  title={Maternal separation at birth and schizophrenia--a long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home Children.},
  author={Pirjo H M{\"a}ki and Juha Veijola and Matti I Joukamaa and Esa L{\"a}{\"a}r{\"a} and Helin{\"a} Hakko and Peter B. Jones and Matti Isohanni},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={13-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Problems in the early mother-infant relation pose a hypothetical risk factor of schizophrenia. We studied the association between very early separation and later development of schizophrenia or other psychoses in a unique data set. METHOD The index cohort consisted of 3020 subjects born in 1945-1965 in Finland who were temporarily isolated from their family immediately after birth to adequate nursing homes due to tuberculosis in the family. The average separation time was 7 months… CONTINUE READING

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