Jan 1, 2020
Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Younga H. Lee, Ph.D.,
and Stephen L. Buka, Sc.D., about their research on the association
between maternal bacterial infection during
pregnancy and risk for psychotic disorders in offspring.
- The New England Family Study [2:50]
- Study design [7:21]
- How information about exposure to bacterial infection was
collected, and how offspring who developed mental health problems
were evaluated [8:07]
- Main findings with regard to the connection between exposure to
bacterial infection in utero and the development of illness among
- Whether the findings have any bearing on the use of medication
to treat infections in pregnancy [12:27]
- Did any results surprise the researchers? [13:41]
- What further studies should explore [16:56]
- Implications of the work [18:12]
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