Research from the universities of Cardiff, Cambridge and Bristol finds no evidence of a link between genetic associations with schizophrenia and adolescent psychotic experiences. To the contrary, “individuals who had a higher number of risk alleles for genome-wide hits for schizophrenia showed a decreased risk of psychotic experiences.” Results appear in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
Zammit, S., Hamshere, M., Dwyer., S., Georgiva, L.; A Population-Based Study of Genetic Variation and Psychotic Experiences in Adolescents. Schizophrenia Bulletin. Online October 30, 2013 doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbt146