Objective: In this study, we aimed find out the value of the
soft neurological signs in children of schizophrenic parents.
Method: In the study, 8-18 year-old 43 healthy children of
30 schizophrenic parents and 8-18 year old 45 healthy
children of 30 healthy parents were included. Neurologic
Evaluation Scale (NES) was administered to all subjects.
Results: Soft neurological sign severity (intensity) and
frenquency was statistically higher in children of
schizophrenic parents than the control groups' children.
Conclusion: Long-term follow up studies are needed for
evaluation of these results as an indicator of predicting
soft neurological signs, schizophrenia, high risk
study, neurodevelopmental hyphothesis