A postmortem study of the mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus in schizophrenia.

@article{Cullen2003APS,
  title={A postmortem study of the mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus in schizophrenia.},
  author={Trevor Cullen and Mary Anne Walker and Neil G. Parkinson and Rolf Craven and Timothy John Crow and Margaret M. Esiri and Paul J. Harrison},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 2-3},
  pages={157-66}
}
Four studies have reported that the mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus (MD) is smaller and contains fewer neurons in schizophrenia. The MD is a key node in a circuit proposed to be dysfunctional in the disorder. However, one study did not find a MD volume loss in schizophrenia, and all the studies to date are relatively small. Given the importance of establishing unequivocally the presence of MD pathology, we have carried out a study of the volume and number of neurons in the left and right MD… CONTINUE READING