Neural basis of psychosis-related behaviour in the infection model of schizophrenia.

@article{Meyer2009NeuralBO,
  title={Neural basis of psychosis-related behaviour in the infection model of schizophrenia.},
  author={Urs Meyer and Joram Feldon},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2009},
  volume={204 2},
  pages={322-34}
}
Maternal infection during pregnancy is a notable risk factor for the offspring to develop severe neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. One prevalent hypothesis suggests that infection-induced disruption of early prenatal brain development predisposes the organism for long-lasting structural and functional brain abnormalities, leading to the emergence of psychopathological behaviour in adulthood. The feasibility of this causal link has received considerable support from several… CONTINUE READING