Neuroticism as a risk factor for schizophrenia.

  title={Neuroticism as a risk factor for schizophrenia.},
  author={Jim van Os and Peter B. Jones},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={31 6},
BACKGROUND Neuroticism has been shown to increase the risk of depression whereas extraversion is associated with a reduction of risk. These personality traits play a central role in aetiological theories of affective disorder but their role in schizophrenia is unclear. In this study, the risk for schizophrenia associated with neuroticism and extraversion was examined and quantified. METHODS Neuroticism and extraversion rated at the age of 16 years were examined in relation to adult… CONTINUE READING

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