Relationship of lateral ventricular size to psychophysiological measures and short-term outcome

Joanna Katsanis, William G. Iacono, Morton Beiser

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Abstract

To examine clinical and psychophysiological correlates of lateral ventricular size, computerized tomographic (CT) scans were obtained on a sample of 88 patients who had experienced their first psychotic episode. Patients met DSM-III criteria for schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, or affective disorder with psychotic features. For patients with schizophrenia, large lateral ventricles were associated with unfavorable outcome. No association between outcome and ventricular size was found in patients with affective or schizophreniform disorder. Patients with mood disorders who had large ventricles consumed significantly greater amounts of alcohol than those with small ventricles. No differences were found between patients with large or small ventricles in premorbid functioning, smooth pursuit eye tracking, or electrodermal activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-129
Number of pages15
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Mood Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Psychotic Affective Disorders
Smooth Pursuit
Lateral Ventricles
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Alcohols

Keywords

  • alcohol consumption
  • electrodermal activity
  • Lateral ventricular size
  • outcome
  • psychotic disorder
  • smooth pursuit eye tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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Relationship of lateral ventricular size to psychophysiological measures and short-term outcome. / Katsanis, Joanna; Iacono, William G.; Beiser, Morton.

In: Psychiatry Research, Vol. 37, No. 2, 1991, p. 115-129.

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