Neurodevelopmental Theories of Schizophrenia: Twenty‐First Century Perspectives

  title={Neurodevelopmental Theories of Schizophrenia: Twenty‐First Century Perspectives},
  author={Kristen M. Haut and Ariel Schvarcz and Tyrone D. Cannon and Carrie E. Bearden},
Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness afflicting about 1 percent of the population, involving delusions and hallucinations. Although originally believed to be a disorder of neurodegeneration, multiple lines of inquiry now provide compelling evidence for its neurodevelopmental origins. As such, one of the most puzzling aspects about this disorder is its characteristic onset in late adolescence or early adulthood. In this chapter we review evidence for the involvement of both early… CONTINUE READING