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Epigenetic predictors of psychotic symptoms in adolescence

Tompson, Alicia 2015, Epigenetic predictors of psychotic symptoms in adolescence, DPsych(Clin) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin Univeristy.

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Title Epigenetic predictors of psychotic symptoms in adolescence
Author Tompson, Alicia
Institution Deakin Univeristy
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name DPsych(Clin)
Thesis advisor Lewis, Andrew
Gould, Emma
Date submitted 2015-06
Keyword(s) epigenetic processes
psychotic symptoms
adolescence
exposure to influenza
exposure to diabetes
Summary  This thesis focused on the role of epigenetic processes in the development of psychotic symptoms during adolescence. The findings suggest that exposure to influenza and/or diabetes/glycosuria during gestation may predispose an individual to the later development of psychotic symptoms via altered expression of specific genes involved in early brain development.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Description of original xxiv, 298 pages : illustrations, tables, graphs, some coloured
Copyright notice ┬ęThe Author. All Rights Reserved
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083742

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