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Blind to the adult diagnosis, the birth records of 27 patients fulfilling DSM-III criteria for schizophrenia and those of their healthy siblings were examined. A significant excess of obstetric complications was seen in the schizophrenic subjects.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet

Publication Date

12/05/1990

Volume

335

Pages

1139 - 1141

Keywords

Adult, Birth Certificates, Family Health, Female, Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Male, Obstetric Labor Complications, Pregnancy, Retrospective Studies, Schizophrenia, Scotland, Severity of Illness Index