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Introduction



Recommended references: Web sites

The Father Factor: How Dad's Age Increases Baby's Risk of Mental Illness
February 2009 Scientific American Mind article, subtitled children will have a mental illness?"
Infected with Insanity: Could Microbes Cause Mental Illness?
April 2008 Scientific American Mind article about the possibility that prenatal influenza infections might raise the risk for development of schizophrenia.
Broken Mirrors: A Theory of Autism
November 2006 Scientific American short article by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Lindsay M. Oberman about the connection between autism and mirror neurons.
Schizophrenia Linked to Viruses
April 2001 Scientific American news article about retroviruses found in the cerebrospinal fluid of schizophrenia patients.
First Gene for Schizophrenia Discovered
March 2001 Scientific American news article about the discovery of a gene that appears to play an important role in catatonic schizophrenia.
What happens to the body and brain of individuals with schizophrenia?
Scientific American Ask the Experts article.
Viruses may play a part in schizophrenia
April 2001 news article in Science News, about elevated activity of retroviruses in the central nervous systems of some schizophrenia patients.
Chemical marker for schizophrenia
November 1999 news article about the discover of a chemical marker for schizophrenia in cerebral spinal fluid.
Schizophrenia-cannabis link raised
February 1999 news article about how using cannabis can make the symptoms of schizophrenia worse or begin sooner.


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Exploring the Folds of the Brain--And Their Links to Autism
Claus C. Hilgetag; Helen Barbas
Scientific American, February 2009
Epic Genetics
Tina Hesman Saey
Science News, May 24, 2008
Genes' chemical clothes may underlie the biology behind mental illness.
Outside Lookin In
Bruce Bower
Science News, August 12, 2006
Researchers open new windows on Asperger syndrome and related disorders.
Decoding Schizophrenia
Daniel C. Javitt; Joseph T. Coyle Scientific American, January 2004
The Early Origins of Autism
Rodier
Scientific American, February 2000


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