Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 128-134

First online:

Schizotaxia: Current status and future directions

  • Ming T. TsuangAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School
  • , William S. Stone
  • , Franziska Gamma
  • , Stephen V. Faraone

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Schizophrenia is a biologic disorder whose etiology involves a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors. In this review, the authors update the conceptual basis of schizotaxia, consider evidence for its validity, and look toward its likely evolution in the future.