Schizophrenia could start in the early stages of pregnancy

Published February 22, 2018

A story on WAMC’s Academic Minute features Michael Stachowiak, professor of pathology and anatomical sciences in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who discussed new findings that show the early stages of pregnancy as the starting point for schizophrenia. “After centuries of patients suffering horrendous treatment, our findings now reveal that schizophrenia is a disorder of faulty brain construction during the first trimester of pregnancy, and is driven by a common dysregulated pathway,” he said.

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