Developmental Aspects of Schizotypy and Suspiciousness: a Review.
Curr Behav Neurosci Rep
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Wong, K., & Raine, A. (2018). Developmental Aspects of Schizotypy and Suspiciousness: a Review.. Curr Behav Neurosci Rep, 5 (1), 94-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40473-018-0144-y
Purpose of the Review: This review identifies the early developmental processes that contribute to schizotypy and suspiciousness in adolescence and adulthood. It includes the most recent literature on these phenomena in childhood. Recent Findings: The early developmental processes that affect schizotypy and paranoia in later life are complex. In contrast to existing studies of psychiatric patients and clinical/nonclinical adult populations, the study of schizotypy and suspiciousness in young children and adolescents is possible due to new child-appropriate dimensional assessments. New assessments and the advancement of technology (e.g., virtual reality in mental health) as well as statistical modeling (e.g., mediation and latent-class analyses) in large data have helped identified the developmental aspects (e.g., psychosocial, neurocognitive and brain factors, nutrition, and childhood correlates) that predict schizotypy and suspiciousness in later life. Summary: Prospective longitudinal designs in community youths can enhance our understanding of the etiology of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and, in the future, the development of preventive interventions by extending adult theories and interventions to younger populations.
Betty Behrens Research Fellowship, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
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