Childhood Infection May Increase Risk for Psychosis In Adulthood, Study Suggests

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Findings from a study published in Schizophrenia Bulletin suggest that hospital admission for infections during childhood may put individuals at risk for the onset of a nonaffective mental disorder, such as schizophrenia.

Researchers also found that bacterial infection and infection of the central nervous system during the preadolescent years (ages 10 to 13) further increased the risk for developing nonaffective psychosis in adulthood.

–Psychiatric News Alert

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