Barbara Fish and a Short History of the Neurodevelopmental Hypothesis of Schizophrenia

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The neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia has become a paradigm broadly accepted in today's research in schizophrenia and its spectrum. This article traces the historical development of the neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia up until the time of its explicit formulation in 1987, by Weinberger and by Murray and Lewis, with a main focus on the seminal contribution of Barbara Fish to its conception and elaboration.


  • Assen Jablensky
  • Thomas F. McNeil
  • Vera A. Morgan
External organisations
  • University of Western Australia, Crawley
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

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  • Neurology


  • environmental risk, genetic risk, high risk studies, neurodevelopment, obstetric complications, pandysmaturation, schizophrenia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1158-1163
Number of pages6
JournalSchizophrenia Bulletin
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes