Journal Article

Neurotropic Infectious Agents and Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar and Robert H. Yolken

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 38, issue 6, pages 1135-1136
Published in print November 2012 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online October 2012 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbs125
Neurotropic Infectious Agents and Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

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The links between infectious agents and risk for schizophrenia have been widely debated, but few investigations have focused on “epidiagnostic” effects, eg, whether exposures to infectious agents alter key clinical aspects of the disorder, such as cognitive impairment. The present theme issue evaluates epidiagnostic cognitive effects of two common infectious agents, namely Herpes Simplex Virus, type 1 and Toxoplasma gondii.

Keywords: schizophrenia; cognition; herpes; virus; Toxoplasma gondii

Journal Article.  984 words. 

Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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