The majority of psychiatric disorders emerge during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, often crossing diagnostic boundaries and interfering with everyday functioning later in life. It is therefore unsurprising that most psychiatric disorders are conceptualized at present as disorders of brain development from conception onward. Any event known to interfere with prenatal or postnatal development of the human brain has the potential to increase the risk of developing psychiatric disorder down the line.
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