Risk Factors for Schizophrenia
- Enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities, called the ventricles, in the interior of the brain
- Decreased size of certain brain regions
- Brain function: Decreased metabolic activity in certain brain regions
Complications During Pregnancy or Birth
- Oxygen deprivation during pregnancy
- Bleeding during pregnancy
- Maternal malnutrition
- Infections during pregnancy
- Long labor
- Low birth weight
Loss of Parent During Childhood
Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2013 -
- Update Date: 02/30/2013 -
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