Movement abnormalities and psychotic-like experiences in childhood: markers of developing schizophrenia?

@article{Macmanus2012MovementAA,
  title={Movement abnormalities and psychotic-like experiences in childhood: markers of developing schizophrenia?},
  author={Deirdre Macmanus and Kristin R. Laurens and Elaine F. Walker and Joy Lynn Brasfield and Madiha Riaz and Sheilagh Hodgins},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={99-109}
}
BACKGROUND Both involuntary dyskinetic movements and psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) are reported to be antecedents of schizophrenia that may reflect dysfunctional dopaminergic activity in the striatum. The present study compared dyskinetic movement abnormalities displayed by children with multiple antecedents of schizophrenia (ASz), including speech and/or motor developmental lags or problems, internalising/externalising problems in the clinical range, and PLEs, with those displayed by… CONTINUE READING
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