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Small head circumference at birth in schizophrenia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8794505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The growing evidence for neurodevelopmental basis to schizophrenia has focused attention on the prenatal development of individuals who later develop the illness. Several previous studies have shown reduced birth weight (BW) in schizophrenics and one recently reported smaller birth head circumference (BHC). The current study compared 67 DSM-III-R schizophrenics and a general population group of 1640, using information obtained from contemporaneous birth records. When gestational age and gender were controlled for, no significant difference was found in BW between the schizophrenics and the comparison population. However, the preschizophrenics showed significantly smaller BHC for gestational age, suggestive of slower fetal brain growth.
H Kunugi; N Takei; R M Murray; K Saito; S Nanko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Schizophrenia research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0920-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Schizophr. Res.     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-05     Completed Date:  1996-12-05     Revised Date:  2010-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804207     Medline TA:  Schizophr Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Order
Birth Weight
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Microcephaly / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Reference Values
Risk Factors
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Comment In:
Schizophr Res. 1997 May 3;25(1):81   [PMID:  9176931 ]

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