Why factors rooted in the family may solely explain the urban-rural differences in schizophrenia risk estimates

  title={Why factors rooted in the family may solely explain the urban-rural differences in schizophrenia risk estimates},
  author={Carsten B{\o}cker Pedersen and Preben Bo Mortensen},
  journal={Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences},
  pages={247 - 251}
Abstract Many studies have identified urban-rural differences in schizophrenia risk. The underlying cause(s) may hypothetically include toxic exposures, diet, infections, and selective migration. In a recent study, we concluded that some of the cause(s) responsible for the urban-rural differences in schizophrenia risk are rooted in families, but some might also be rooted in individuals. First, we describe temporality as a potential methodological pitfall within this line of research, then we… 
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