Schizencephaly associated with psychosis.


Journal Article

Schizencephaly is a rare disorder of brain development resulting in the formation of abnormal unilateral or bilateral clefts in the cerebral hemispheres. It is often accompanied by partial seizures, mental retardation, and hemiparesis. Two patients are described with clear psychotic symptoms with either unilateral or bilateral schizencephaly. The implications of the association between schizencephaly and psychosis in these patients for understanding the biology of the psychoses are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alexander, RC; Patkar, AA; Lapointe, JS; Flynn, SW; Honer, WG

Published Date

  • September 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 373 - 375

PubMed ID

  • 9328256

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9328256

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-330X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/jnnp.63.3.373


  • eng