0
Article |

Brain Function in Psychiatric Disorders:  I. Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Medicated Schizophrenics

Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD; Brett E. Skolnick, PhD; Ruben C. Gur, PhD; Stanley Caroff, MD; Wolfram Rieger, MD; Walter D. Obrist, PhD; Donald Younkin, MD; Martin Reivich, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1983;40(11):1250-1254. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1983.01790100096013.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

• We measured regional cerebral blood flow during resting baseline and the performance of verbal and spatial tasks in 15 medicated schizophrenics and 25 matched controls. Patients did not differ from controls in resting flows but showed different blood-flow changes during task performance. Controls replicated earlier findings in normal subjects: flow increased during task performance, and the hemispheric increase was greater in the left for the verbal and in the right for the spatial task. In contrast, patients showed no flow asymmetry for the verbal task and greater left hemispheric increase for the spatial task. The latter finding is consistent with the hypothesis that schizophrenia is associated with left hemispheric overactivation for spatial tasks. In addition, schizophrenic women had unusual flow changes in that their highest flow increase was for the verbal task.

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();