May 04, 2001

Head Injury Linked to Increased Risk of Schizophrenia

A study conducted by Dolores Malaspina, M.D., and colleagues at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City suggests that people who have a biological predisposition towards mental illness and experience a head injury may be at increased risk (an average of 300% higher risk) for schizophrenia. The research was reported in the March, 2001 American Journal of Psychiatry. In the study, the researchers evaluated approximately 600 individuals who had at least two first-degree relatives with schizophrenia, that is, they were persons who were presumably at genetic risk of schizophrenia. In fact, some of the study subjects had Read More...
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