Journal Article

Structural Asymmetries of the Human Brain and Their Disturbance in Schizophrenia

Richard G. Petty

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 25, issue 1, pages 121-140
Published in print January 1999 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online January 1999 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a033360
Structural Asymmetries of the Human Brain and Their Disturbance in Schizophrenia

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Asymmetries of the brain have been known about for at least a century, but they have been explored in detail only relatively recently. It has become clear that, although different asymmetries are common throughout the animal kingdom, they are most marked in the human brain. Disturbances in asymmetry are particularly striking in patients with schizophrenia and perhaps all psychotic illnesses, and may provide the neurological substrate for the etiology and clinical manifestations of the illness.

Keywords: Structural asymmetries; functional asymmetries; laterality

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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