Neuropsychological performance at the age of 13 years and adult schizophreniform disorder: prospective birth cohort study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examined neuropsychological functioning at age 13 years in adolescents who later developed schizophreniform disorder, compared with healthy controls and with adolescents diagnosed as having had a manic episode or depression or anxiety disorder. Participants were from an unselected birth cohort. Attentional, executive and motor impairments at age 13 were found in those who later fulfilled diagnostic criteria for schizophreniform disorder, suggesting that these impairments may be the earliest emerging neuropsychological impairments in schizophrenia-related disorders.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cannon, M; Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A; Murray, RM; Harrington, H; Poulton, R

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 189 /

Start / End Page

  • 463 - 464

PubMed ID

  • 17077440

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1472-1465

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1250

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1192/bjp.bp.105.020552


  • eng