Basal ganglia anatomy and schizophrenia: The role of antipsychotic treatment

E. Zampieri, M. Bellani, B. Crespo-Facorro, P. Brambilla

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Progressive enlargement of basal ganglia volume has been observed in schizophrenia individuals, potentially being sustained by chronic administration of antipsychotic drugs. Here we briefly summarise the state of the art of the role of antipsychotic in leading to increased basal ganglia in schizophrenia, particularly focusing on the caudate nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 2014


  • Caudate
  • globus pallidus
  • schizophrenia
  • sMRI
  • striatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology


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