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New Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study in Schizophrenia Patients

MARCH 26, 2007

A new paper highlighting the dysfunctional connections between brain areas generating and perceiving speech in schizophrenia by Dr Sukhi Shergill from the Institute of Psychiatry and colleagues has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry this month.  This supports the idea of  'voices' arising as a consequence of not recognising your own speech.  It appears that patients with persistent on-going experience of 'voices' show the least dysfunction in these pathways - suggesting that there may be a different mechanism sustaining voices in these patients.

The paper is entitled: "A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study of Fasciculi in Schizophrenia" and can be read in full courtesy of the journal (2007; 164; 467-473).   
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