Degeneration and regeneration of motor neurons in psychotic patients.

  title={Degeneration and regeneration of motor neurons in psychotic patients.},
  author={John W. Crayton and Herbert Y Meltzer},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={14 5},
The pattern of distribution of intramuscular nerve twigs was studied in muscle biopsies of peroneus brevis muscle from 62 schizophrenic and affective psychotic patients, and 8 normal control volunteers. Using methylene blue staining, the incidence of abnormally increased collateral branching was significantly greater in the patient population compared with normal controls. Paranoid psychotic patients had significantly higher values for branching than did non-paranoid schizophrenics. Abnormal… CONTINUE READING