Pre - Pre-natal viral exposure Experiences in utero leads to damage to the fetal brain which sets the stage for sz o Ex moms exposure to influenza

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Pre-natal viral exposure Experiences in utero leads to damage to the fetal brain which sets the stage for sz o Ex: mom’s exposure to influenza in the 2 nd trimester associated with increase likelihood of child developing sz. During this time the CNS is really undergoing development, if this virus disrupts this development if could result in a brain that’s not quite wired the way it should be o Ex: Famine, women who were malnourished had children with increased risk of developing sz o Marker – different fingerprint patterns in NZ twins discordant for sz Pairs of twins with different fingerprints share less likelihood of developing sz Cells for fingerprints migrate during second trimester Birth complications Oxygen deprivation during birth for about 1/3 of those with sz …but most babies who experience oxygen deprivation do not develop sz Theory: effects of oxygen deprivation interact with genetic vulnerability for sz o Psychosocial – important in influencing onset and relapse
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 245 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Pre - Pre-natal viral exposure Experiences in utero leads to damage to the fetal brain which sets the stage for sz o Ex moms exposure to influenza

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