Childhood Residential Mobility Tied To Greater Risk Of Psychotic Disorders.

Medwire (6/12, Cowen) reports that according to a study published online June 5 in the Schizophrenia Bulletin, “childhood residential mobility is associated with an increased risk of psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia, during adulthood.” After calculating “the number of moves between any of the 276 Danish municipalities during each year from birth to age 15 years for approximately 1.1 million individuals born between 1971 and 1991,” then following people up until December 2010, researchers found that youngsters “who move several times and those who move during adolescence may be particularly vulnerable, report Diana Paksarian,” of the National Institute of Mental Health, and colleagues.

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— “Moving during childhood linked to increased schizophrenia risk,” Lauren Cow3n, Medwire, June 12, 2014.

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