Memory functions and temporal-limbic morphology in schizophrenia

Cristina Colombo, Massimo Abbruzzese, Simin Livian, Giuseppe Scotti, Marco Locatelli, Anna Bonfanti, Silvio Scarone

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Several psychopathological and morphological studies support the hypothesis of temporal-limbic involvement in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. In the present study, magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate the areas of the temporal lobes and related structures in 18 schizophrenic patients and 18 normal control subjects who were homogeneous for sex and age. The Wechsler Memory Scale was used to assess the memory functions of all subjects. Although the MRI data did not reveal any significant differences between the two groups, the Wechsler Memory Scale indices of memory functions showed significant differences between the schizophrenic patients and the control subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-56
Number of pages12
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1993


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • temporal lobes
  • Wechsler Memory Scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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