Schizophrenia after prenatal exposure to 1957 A2 influenza epidemic

@article{Ocallaghan1991SchizophreniaAP,
  title={Schizophrenia after prenatal exposure to 1957 A2 influenza epidemic},
  author={E. O'callaghan and Pak Chung Sham and Noriyoshi Takei and Robin M. Murray and George Irvin Glover},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1991},
  volume={337},
  pages={1248-1250}
}
The birth dates of schizophrenic inpatients in eight health regions in England and Wales were reviewed for any effect of the 1957 A2 influenza epidemic. 5 months after the peak infection prevalence, the number of births of individuals who later developed schizophrenia was 88% higher than the average number of such births in the corresponding periods of the 2 previous and the next 2 years. This finding is in accordance with a study from Helsinki and with clinical and neuropathological evidence… CONTINUE READING
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