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Morgan C, Kirkbride J, Leff J, Craig T, Hutchinson G, McKenzie K, Morgan K, Dazzan P, Doody GA, Jones P, Murray R, Fearon P. Parental separation, loss and psychosis in different ethnic groups: a case-control study. Psychol Med. 2007 Apr 1 ; 37(4):495-503. Pubmed Abstract

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Primary Papers: Parental separation, loss and psychosis in different ethnic groups: a case-control study.

Comment by:  John McGrath, SRF Advisor
Submitted 23 November 2006
Posted 24 November 2006
  I recommend this paper

This is a very thought provoking study. The authors suggest that parental separation and loss are acting as risk indicators for a range of other yet-to-be-identified adverse exposures. Animal models may help us parse out which types of stress, during which critical windows, and against which genetic backgrounds, are most disruptive to brain development/function.

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