Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA, Derived
from high-resolution magnetic resonance images (MRI scans), the above
images were created after repeatedly scanning 12 schizophrenia subjects
over five years, and comparing them with matched 12 healthy controls,
scanned at the same ages and intervals. Severe loss of gray matter is
indicated by red and pink colors, while stable regions are in blue.
STG denotes the superior temporal gyrus, and DLPFC denotes the dorsolateral
prefrontal cortex. Note:
This study was of Childhood onset schizophrenia (defined as schizophrenia
diagnosed in children under the age of 13 or so) which occurs in approximately
1 of every 40,000 people and is frequently a significantly more aggressive
form of schizophrenia (than regular schizophrenia that typically begins
when people are aged 15 to 25 (slightly later for women) - and impacts
approximatley 1 of every 100 people).
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