Prenatal Factors in Schizophrenia

  title={Prenatal Factors in Schizophrenia},
  author={Suzanne King and Annie St-Hilaire and David Heidkamp},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={209 - 213}
The purpose of this review is to summarize the current state of knowledge on how nongenetic factors occurring before, during, or soon after birth are related to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric illness with a varied clinical presentation that has both environmental and genetic origins and that may result from insults to the nervous system that occur throughout development. In line with this, several endogenous (internal) and exogenous (external) nongenetic factors of… 
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