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Systematic meta-review and quality assessment of the structural brain alterations in schizophrenia
BACKGROUND The large quantity of systematic reviews of magnetic resonance imaging studies in schizophrenia challenges their meaningful interpretation. This meta-review synthesises the availableExpand
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Childhood adversity in schizophrenia: a systematic meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Childhood adversity is a putative risk factor for schizophrenia, although evidence supporting this suggestion is inconsistent and controversial. The aim of this review was to pool andExpand
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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in schizophrenia: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates the survival and growth of neurons, and influences synaptic efficiency and plasticity. Several studies report reduced peripheral (blood) levels ofExpand
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Morning cortisol levels in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A meta-analysis
Increased peripheral levels of morning cortisol have been reported in people with schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD), but findings are inconsistent and few studies have conducted directExpand
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Systematic Meta-Analysis of Insula Volume in Schizophrenia
BACKGROUND Volume reduction in insular cortex may constitute an important neuropathology in schizophrenia. We provide the first meta-analysis of studies that conducted region-of-interest analyses ofExpand
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A systematic meta-review grading the evidence for non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents of schizophrenia
INTRODUCTION Identifying the relative strength of evidence associated with non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents of schizophrenia will guide research and may inform the design of earlyExpand
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How much do we know about schizophrenia and how well do we know it? Evidence from the Schizophrenia Library.
BACKGROUND True findings about schizophrenia remain elusive; many findings are not replicated and conflicting results are common. Well-conducted systematic reviews have the ability to make robust,Expand
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Task-related fronto-striatal functional connectivity during working memory performance in schizophrenia
Working memory (WM) deficits and associated brain dysfunction are among the most well replicated candidate endophenotypic processes in schizophrenia. However, previous studies demonstrateExpand
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Policy and service development implications of the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP)
Objective: We consider insights from the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (2010) in order to identify the key policy and service development implications. Method: The SurveyExpand
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Systematic meta-analysis of childhood social withdrawal in schizophrenia, and comparison with data from at-risk children aged 9-14 years.
Social withdrawal is a robust childhood risk factor for later schizophrenia. The aims of this paper were to assess the evidence for childhood social withdrawal among adults with schizophrenia and,Expand
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