Cerebellar pathology in schizophrenia: A controlled postmortem study

D. R. Weinberger, J. E. Kleinman, D. J. Luchins, L. B. Bigelow, R. J. Wyatt

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Abstract

In a morphometric study of the anterior cerebellar vermis of 47 brains in the Yakovlev collection, the area of the vermis of 5 of 12 brains of schizophrenic patients was smaller than that of any of 11 brains of control subjects without psychiatric or neurologic disease and 9 of 10 brains of control subjects with other psychiatric diagnoses. This finding confirms computerized tomography scan observations in live patients and supports the idea that some schizophrenic patients have structural abnormalities of the cerebellar vermis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume137
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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