Thirty risk factors found during and after pregnancy for children developing psychosis.

March 2020

Research led by NIHR Maudsley BRC identified more than 30 significant risk factors contributing to the development of psychotic disorders in offspring.

This is the first comprehensive meta-analysis of pre- and perinatal risk factors for psychosis in nearly 20 years. Looking at 152 studies published between 1977-2019, researchers found various environmental risk factors have a significant effect on the likelihood of their child developing psychosis. These findings suggest that women at risk should be screened early on in their pregnancy so those with identified risks can be given additional support.

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