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Prenatal, perinatal factors in child psychosis identified

Perinatal and prenatal factors such as maternal psychosis and mood disorder; paternal or maternal psychopathology; maternal stress; birth defects; and polyhydramnios may increase the odds of children developing psychosis, researchers reported in The Lancet Psychiatry. The findings, based on a review and meta-analysis of 152 studies, also identified perinatal and prenatal protective factors such as higher birth weights, nulliparity and maternal ages 20 to 29.

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