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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Exposure to famine during prepregnancy has been repeatedly found to increase the risk of schizophrenia in offspring.

__ True

__ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Exposure to famine during pre-pregnancy has been repeatedly found to increase the risk of schizophrenia in offspring” is true or false.

Introduction: Famine refers to an extreme shortage of food in a wide area over a prolonged period of time. It can be attributed to various factors such as crop failure, war, and inflation. This is usually followed by starvation, malnutrition, and high mortality.

Explanation

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that affects the way by which a person thinks, feels, and behaves. The data collected from adults born during famine indicate that the risk of developing schizophrenia increases two times in adults born during famine versus adults not born during the famine...

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