Evidence for Alterations of Brain Morphology and Function in Subgroups of Schizophrenic Subjects
The concept of functional psychosis implicates the occurrence of psychosis in patients where no structural brain damage can be demonstrated. The development in neurobiology over the last few years makes it reasonable to assume that the elaboration of new sophisticated methods in the future will have great implications for the diagnostic classification of functional psychoses. New biochemical and neuroradiological methods have been developed during the past two decades. These methods are already today applied to groups of psychiatric patients. A number of altered functions in patients with functional psychosis have already been demonstrated with such methods.
KeywordsSchizophrenic Patient Brain Atrophy Schizophrenic Subject Monoamine Metabolite Functional Psychos
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