Prenatal exposure to maternal infection and executive dysfunction in adult schizophrenia.

@article{Brown2009PrenatalET,
  title={Prenatal exposure to maternal infection and executive dysfunction in adult schizophrenia.},
  author={A. Sloman Brown and Sophia Vinogradov and William S. Kremen and John H Poole and Raymond Deicken and Justin D Penner and Ian W. McKeague and Anna Kochetkova and David M Kern and Catherine Schaefer},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={166 6},
  pages={683-90}
}
OBJECTIVE Executive dysfunction is one of the most prominent and functionally important cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Although strong associations have been identified between executive impairments and structural and functional prefrontal cortical deficits, the etiological factors that contribute to disruption of this important cognitive domain remain unclear. Increasing evidence suggests that schizophrenia has a neurodevelopmental etiology, and several prenatal infections have been… CONTINUE READING
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