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Childhood infectious diseases trigger schizophrenia

Childhood infectious diseases trigger schizophrenia

Childhood infectious diseases trigger schizophrenia

Australian scientists from the National Research Institute of the University of drugs Katherine say: intestinal and respiratory infections, the migrated in childhood lead to the development of schizophrenia, says ABC News.

Conclusions were based on data from 40,000 young people from Western Australia. So, boys, admitted to the hospital at least twice in less than three years of age, 80% more likely to have mental illness.

Professor John McGrath stresses that infection generally have bad impact on health. They can also provoke the development of depression, anxiety, negative impact on performance.

Fact that brain development is directly related to the immune system. It was proved that genes associated with the work of immunity, also causes schizophrenia. A inflammatory chemical way correlate with the development of brain structures.