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‘Early-Onset Schizophrenia’ After Teenage Head Injury

A Case Report with Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Eadbhard O'Callaghan
Affiliation:
Cluain Mhuire Family Centre, Blackrock, County Dublin
Conall Larkin
Affiliation:
Cluain Mhuire Family Centre, Blackrock, County Dublin
Oonagh Redmond
Affiliation:
Institute of Radiological Sciences, Mater Hospital, Dublin
John Stack
Affiliation:
Institute of Radiological Sciences, Mater Hospital, Dublin
Joseph T. Ennis
Affiliation:
Institute of Radiological Sciences, Mater Hospital, Dublin
John L. Waddington*
Affiliation:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin
*
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Abstract

A 14–year-old youth sustained an Injury to the left frontoparietal area, which was followed by evident change in personality and subsequently by an early-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed ventricular dilatation, slightly more marked in the left hemisphere, and cortical atrophy. Some implications of this case for research on schizophrenia itself are discussed.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1988 

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