Fluordeoxyglucose-PET study in first-episode schizophrenic patients during the hallucinatory state, after remission and during linguistic-auditory activation.

@article{Parellada2008FluordeoxyglucosePETSI,
  title={Fluordeoxyglucose-PET study in first-episode schizophrenic patients during the hallucinatory state, after remission and during linguistic-auditory activation.},
  author={Eduard Parellada and Francisco Lome{\~n}a and Mireia Font and Deborah Pareto and Fernando Guti{\'e}rrez and Marc Sim{\'o} and Emili Fern{\'a}ndez-Egea and Javier Pav{\'i}a and Dom{\`e}nec Ros and Miquel Bernardo},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={894-900}
}
OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that endogenous auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) involve activation of auditory/linguistic association cortices that are usually activated by externally presented speech. METHODS Nine neuroleptic-naive patients with first-episode schizophrenia (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders-IV criteria) with prominent AVH underwent three PET scans using F-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG): (i) shortly after presentation, while experiencing prominent and… CONTINUE READING

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