Kathryn Abel's Studies

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Example of a study is Kathryn Abel’s study where she tested 1.38 million infants who were born in the years of 1973 to 1995. The results she gathered concluded that the chance of getting schizophrenia was two-thirds more possible when the mother of the child had been exposed to the death of someone they knew during their pregnancy. This conclusion didn’t uphold for long, where after around 3 months it was found that there was something blocking that from happening, which was how the release of stress hormones impacted the infant which may happen straight away or later on in life. It was then discovered that this scenario of schizophrenia (occurring due to the mother being exposed to death) only occurred when there was no record of immediate
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