Age of onset of schizophrenia: perspectives from structural neuroimaging studies.

  title={Age of onset of schizophrenia: perspectives from structural neuroimaging studies.},
  author={Nitin Gogtay and Nora S. Vyas and Renee R Testa and Stephen J. Wood and Christos Pantelis},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={37 3},
Many of the major neuropsychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia, have a typical age of onset in late adolescence. Late adolescence may reflect a critical period in brain development making it particularly vulnerable for the onset of psychopathology. Neuroimaging studies that focus on this age range may provide unique insights into the onset and course of psychosis. In this review, we examine the evidence from 2 unique longitudinal cohorts that span the ages from early childhood through… CONTINUE READING
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