Prenatal infections and schizophrenia in later life-focus on toxoplasma gondii

Robert Yolken, E. Fuller Torrey

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Abstract

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are prevalent neuropsychiatric disorders that are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and most other areas of the world. The etiology of these disorders remains obscure. Family studies have indicated that both have a high degree of heritability [1,2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaternal Influences on Fetal Neurodevelopment
Subtitle of host publicationClinical and Research Aspects
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages117-136
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781603279208
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Herpesviruses
  • Prenatal maternal infection
  • Schizophrenia
  • Serotypes
  • Toxoplasma antibodies
  • Toxoplasma gondii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Yolken, R., & Torrey, E. F. (2010). Prenatal infections and schizophrenia in later life-focus on toxoplasma gondii. In Maternal Influences on Fetal Neurodevelopment: Clinical and Research Aspects (pp. 117-136). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-921-5_8