Risk factors for the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia.

  title={Risk factors for the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia.},
  author={Brian Kirkpatrick and David Castle and Robin MacGregor Murray and William T. Carpenter},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={26 1},
Previous studies have found two risk factors associated with the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia: an increase in summer births, compared to others with schizophrenia; and a higher risk of schizophrenia in relatives. In data from the Camberwell Register Psychosis Series, a population-based sample that approximated a treated-incidence sample, the deficit/nondeficit categorization was made using a previously validated proxy method. Associations were found between the deficit syndrome and both… CONTINUE READING
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