The Copenhagen High-Risk Study: Major Psychopathological and Etiological Findings
The purpose of this presentation is to review major psychopathological and etiological findings from a prospective, longitudinal study of children of schizophrenic mothers. This study, which is still ongoing, was initiated by Mednick and Schulsinger in 1962.
KeywordsPersonality Disorder Assortative Mating Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder Perinatal Complication Formal Thought Disorder
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