Why schizophrenia epidemiology needs neurobiology--and vice versa.

@article{Mcgrath2009WhySE,
  title={Why schizophrenia epidemiology needs neurobiology--and vice versa.},
  author={J J Mcgrath and Linda J. Richards},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={577-81}
}
Schizophrenia epidemiology can provide us with valuable information to guide research directions. However, while epidemiology is useful for generating candidate risk factors, it can not always deliver studies that prove causality. We argue that the field needs more translational research that links schizophrenia epidemiology with molecular, cellular, and behavioral neuroscience. Cross-disciplinary projects related to candidate genetic or nongenetic risk factors not only can address the… CONTINUE READING

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