Language lateralization in unmedicated patients during an acute episode of schizophrenia: a functional MRI study.

@article{Weiss2006LanguageLI,
  title={Language lateralization in unmedicated patients during an acute episode of schizophrenia: a functional MRI study.},
  author={Elisabeth M. Weiss and A Hofer and Stefan Golaszewski and Christian M. Siedentopf and Stefan Felber and Walter Wolfgang Fleischhacker},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2006},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={185-90}
}
In a previous fMRI study of high-functioning outpatients with remitted schizophrenia, we found that healthy subjects and schizophrenia patients showed similar patterns of activation during a verbal fluency task. However, the activation in controls was primarily in Broca's area on the left, while it was more bilateral for schizophrenia patients, implicating a reduced language lateralization in schizophrenia patients. The same fMRI procedure was used in this subsequent study to investigate… CONTINUE READING