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Unformatted text preview: o Cannabis is associated with a dose-dependent increase in the risk of developing a psychotic disorder Prenatal o Factors such as hypoxia and infection, or stress and malnutrition in the mother during foetal development, may result in a slight increase in the risk of schizophrenia later in life Epidemiology Schizophrenia affects around 0.30.7% of people at some point in their life. It occurs 1.4 times more frequently in men than women and typically appears earlier in menthe peak ages of onset are 2028 years for men and 2632 years for women. Onset in childhood is much rarer, as is onset in middle- or old age. Despite the received wisdom that schizophrenia occurs at similar rates worldwide, its prevalence varies across the world, within countries, and at the local and neighbourhood level....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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