Neurocognitive impairment ‘common’ in kids with familial schizophrenia risk

Those at familial risk of bipolar disorder, however, showed no deficits in cognitive functioning compared with population peers

Children at familial high risk of schizophrenia have widespread yet stable neurocognitive impairments during their middle childhood years, a longitudinal cohort study shows.

The results also indicate distinct neurodevelopmental pathways in kids born to parents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, at least between ages of seven to 11, researchers say.