An MRI study of basal ganglia volumes in first-episode schizophrenia patients treated with risperidone.

@article{Lang2001AnMS,
  title={An MRI study of basal ganglia volumes in first-episode schizophrenia patients treated with risperidone.},
  author={Donna J Lang and Lili Kopala and Robert Vandorpe and Qing Rui and Geoffrey Norman Smith and Vina M. Goghari and William Honer},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={158 4},
  pages={625-31}
}
OBJECTIVE The basal ganglia may contribute to extrapyramidal movement disorders, affective disturbances, and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Basal ganglia volumes are putatively affected by antipsychotic medications. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term effects of risperidone treatment in a cohort of first-episode patients with schizophrenia. METHOD The subjects were 30 patients with first-episode schizophrenia, 12 patients chronically treated with typical… CONTINUE READING

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