FETAL HYPOXIA By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 caused by the significant reduction in oxygen to the human foetus, which is believed to be a risk factor for severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia. See hypoxia. FETAL HYPOXIA: "Foetal hypoxia can cause mental illnesses." Related Psychology Terms FETAL DISTRESS FETUS AT RISK (FAR) ANOXIA GRAY-OUT FETAL MONITORING SCHIZOPHRENOGENIC BLACKOUT CANNIBALISM SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER ATTRIBUTABLE RISK Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL HYPOXIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-hypoxia/ (accessed October 17, 2019).