Childhood antecedents of schizophrenia

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.57 (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:57

Difference in antecedents between sexes may not be genuine

  1. Chris Hollis
  1. Medical Research Council training fellow Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF

    EDITOR,—In their study of the 1958 birth cohort of the national child development study D John Done and colleagues suggest that there may be significant differences between the sexes in the childhood antecedents of schizophrenia.1 They base their conclusion on the finding that, despite a similar behavioural profile for both sexes at age 7, by age 11 the girls showed an appreciable tendency towards underreaction (social withdrawal and isolation), which was …

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