Placenta Linked to Risks for Schizophrenia, ADHD, Study Suggests

 ADHD in the News 2018-06-07

The placenta plays a critical role in the risk of developing schizophrenia and may also influence attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other neurodevelopmental conditions, a new study suggests...the research found that schizophrenia genes become more active in a complicated pregnancy when the fetus is male. ADHD, autism, and other behavioral conditions also appear to be 2-4 times greater in males than in females.