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BACKGROUND Many studies have separately reported abnormalities of frontal and temporal lobe structures in schizophrenia, but little is known of structural fronto-temporal associations in this condition. We investigated whether male patients with chronic schizophrenia would show abnormal patterns of correlation between regional brain volumes. METHODS(More)
Neurosyphilis can mimic virtually any psychiatric disorder. Since there are no studies measuring the relationship between its psychiatric manifestations and neuroradiological findings, we performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on 20 newly diagnosed patients with neurosyphilis and 20 healthy volunteers. MRI abnormalities occurred in 13 neurosyphilis(More)
The most widely held current view on puerperal psychosis (PP) is that it is a mood disorder; some researchers have even suggested that it may be linked to bipolar mood disorder (BMD). To compare the phenomena of PP and BMD, 20 patients with PP were compared with 20 concurrent age-matched women with BMD, using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R(More)
To determine the usefulness of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tests for syphilis at a large academic hospital, clinical and laboratory data on 644 patients in whom such testing was requested over a 12-month period were analysed. In 198 cases (31%) the Treponema pallidum haemagglutination (TPHA) screening test could not be performed because of insufficient fluid.(More)
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