Mouse Study Suggests Right Environmental Factors May Induce Schizophrenia

Neuroscientists and psychologists have long suspected that adverse environmental factors — in addition or even in the absence of genetic factors — may play an important role in the development of schizophrenia. Experts have questioned if prenatal infections such as toxoplasmosis or influenza, psychological, stress or family history are risk factors for schizophrenia.

Now, in a mouse study, researchers believe for the first time they are able to demonstrate clear evidence that a combination of two environmental factors contributes significantly to the development of schizophrenia-relevant brain changes.

by Rick Nauert, Psych Central

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