Changing Schools May Contribute To Psychosis-Like Symptoms In Some Kids

The Time (2/21, Park) “Healthland” blog reports that a study conducted by researchers at the UK’s Warwick Medical School suggests that changing schools, “and the social isolation that comes with it, might be an independent factor in contributing to…psychosis-like symptoms” in some youngsters. After “working with a database of nearly 14,000 children born between 1991 and 1992 and followed until they were 13 years old,” investigators found that “switching schools three or more times in early childhood seemed to be linked to an up to two-fold greater risk of developing psychosis-like symptoms such as hallucinations and interrupting thoughts.”

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— “Study: Switching Schools May Give Your Kids Psychotic Symptoms, ” Alice Park, Time, February 20, 2014.

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