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Cortical gray matter volume deficit in patients with first-episode schizophrenia
Am J Psychiatry 1996;153:1548-1553.
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OBJECTIVE: A cortical gray matter deficit has been found in cross- sectional studies of patients with chronic schizophrenia. The purpose of this study was to examine whether this deficit is present early in the course of illness. METHOD: The authors measured cortical gray matter volume on magnetic resonance images acquired within 6 months of onset of illness from 22 patients with first-episode schizophrenia and 51 age-matched comparison subjects from the Stony Brook First Episode Study. RESULTS: A significant cortical gray matter deficit and lateral ventricular enlargement were found in schizophrenic patients relative to the comparison group. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of the cortical gray matter deficit close to onset of illness supports the role of preexisting structural brain deficits in the genesis of schizophrenia.

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