Insular volumes in first-episode schizophrenia: gender effect.

  title={Insular volumes in first-episode schizophrenia: gender effect.},
  author={Harpreet S. Duggal and Srirangam Muddasani and Matcheri S. Keshavan},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={73 1},
Insula is a multimodal sensory integration region that acts as a gateway between somatosensory areas and limbic structures such as amygdala. Only a handful of region of interest (ROI) studies have suggested insular volume reduction in patients with schizophrenia but none have documented a gender effect on the volume of this structure. The authors used magnetic resonance images to measure insular volumes in previously untreated patients with first-episode schizophrenia (N=30) relative to those… CONTINUE READING
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