Pituitary volume in psychosis.

  title={Pituitary volume in psychosis.},
  author={Carmine M Pariante and Konstantina Vassilopoulou and Dennis Velakoulis and Lisa J. Phillips and Bridget Soulsby and Stephen J. Wood and Warrick J. Brewer and Deidre J Smith and Paola Dazzan and Alison R. Yung and Ioannis M Zervas and George Christodoulou and Robin MacGregor Murray and Patrick D. McGorry and Christos Pantelis},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Patients with psychosis have activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis during the acute phase of the psychosis. Whether this has any morphological consequences for the pituitary gland is currently unknown. AIMS To examine pituitary volume variation in people at different stages of psychotic disorder. METHOD Pituitary volume was measured using 1.5 mm, coronal magnetic resonance images in 24 people with first-episode psychosis, 51 with established schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING


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