Social defeat: risk factor for schizophrenia?

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Abstract

The hypothesis that chronic and long-term experience of 'social defeat' may increase the risk for schizophrenia is proposed. This increased risk may result from sensitisation of the mesolimbic dopamine system and/or increased baseline activity of this system. Data supporting the social defeat hypothesis are presented.

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Authors
  • JP Selten
  • Elizabeth Cantor-Graae
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  • Psychiatry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-102
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume187
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo