Top 10 prenatal and perinatal risk factors for psychosis

The meta-analysis also pinpoints several protective factors

European researchers have found 30 pre- and perinatal risk factors for psychosis, as well as a few protective factors, in the first major systematic review and meta-analysis on the topic in two decades.

Stressed-looking pregnant woman

Examining 152 case-control and cohort studies, they have included factors associated with the parents’ age and mental health, pregnancy, labour and delivery, as well as fetal growth and development in their analysis.

Here are the 10 risk factors that appear to have the largest effects:

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