Journal Article

Is Household Crowding a Risk Factor for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

E. Fuller Torrey and Robert H. Yolken

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 24, issue 3, pages 321-324
Published in print January 1998 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online January 1998 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a033329
Is Household Crowding a Risk Factor for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

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Five studies have reported that being born or raised in an urban area is a risk factor for developing psychosis later in life. The authors hypothesize that increased exposure to infectious agents through household crowding might account for this association.

Keywords: Bipolar disorder; epidemiology; crowding

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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