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The Connection Between Left-Handedness and Schizophrenia About 10% of the population is left-handed, but 40% of those with schizophrenia are, according to a new study. That suggests that handedness may be a window into biological markers that predict psychoses, say the researchers from the Yale Child Study Center. While the percentage of left-handers affected by mood disorders such as depression hovers around 11%, similar to the rate of left- handedness in the population, they are more highly represented among those suffering from psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. In general, people �� with psychosis are those who have lost touch with reality in some way, through hallucinations, delusions, or false beliefs, and it is notable that this symptom constellation seems to correlate with being left-handed, said study author �� Jadon Webb, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. The results, reported in the journal SAGE Open, emerged from a group of 107 people who were treated at an outpatient psychiatric clinic. Neurologists and behavior specialists recently proposed some interesting theories about why some mental health disorders skew toward lefties. Generally, the brain is asymmetrically divided when it comes to major skills and functions such as language and emotions. The right side of the brain, which left handers tend to
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