Paternal age and schizophrenia: One swallow does not make a summer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7483.147-b (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:147
  1. Marco Procopio, consultant psychiatrist (marcoprocopio00@hotmail.com)
  1. Priory Hospital Hove, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4FH

    EDITOR—Sipos et al set themselves the task of showing the presence of a higher than average paternal age in schizophrenia and that this phenomenon is restricted only to cases with a low family history for the disease.1 Both hypotheses are confirmed with statistical significance in their study.

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