At issue: Is household crowding a risk factor for Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

E. Fuller Torrey, Robert H. Yolken

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Abstract

Five studies have reported that being born or raised in an urban area is a risk factor for developing psychosis later in life. The authors hypothesize that increased exposure to infectious agents through household crowding might account for this association.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalSchizophrenia bulletin
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Crowding
  • Epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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