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Prenatal illness and subtypes of schizophrenia: the winter pregnancy phenomenon.
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PMID:  10866026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seasonality of birth patterns is examined among a sample of 801 patients with schizophrenia separated into Type I and Type II schizophrenia. Findings indicate that both groups of patients were in utero during the winter but during different trimesters. Patients with Type I schizophrenia were more likely to be in utero during the third trimester. Patients with Type II schizophrenia were more likely to have been in the womb during the first trimester. Implications for fetal brain development are discussed.
B J Gallagher; J A McFalls; B J Jones; A M Pisa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0021-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-19     Completed Date:  2000-10-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217132     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  915-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sociology Department, Villanova University, PA 19085, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Schizophrenia / classification,  etiology*

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