Research Study

Developmental and Obstetric Predictors of Psychosis Study
Principal Investigator 
Donna Jane M Lang


Body Locations and Systems 
Men's and Women's Health
Disorders and Conditions 
Mental Health and Behaviour
Study Start/End 
Jun 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2020
UBC Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
Study coordinator
604-875-2000 ext. 4731
Purpose of Study 

The goal of the current study is to determine the prevalence, rate, and types of pregnancy complications and early life events that may be associated with the emergence of psychosis and related metabolic disorder in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

recruitment poster


Mothers who have 1 or more offspring who have been diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder with psychosis, drug-induced psychosis, schizophreniform disorder and psychosis not otherwise specified) in the last 15 years, speak fluent English and are capable of providing full written consent will be invited to participate in this study. Mothers with affected offspring between age 16 to 45 will be included


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