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Agenesis of the corpus callosum and schizophrenia: a case report

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2009

S. W. Lewis*
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry, The London Hospital; Maudsley Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London
M. A. Reveley
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry, The London Hospital; Maudsley Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London
A. S. David
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry, The London Hospital; Maudsley Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London
M. A. Ron
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry, The London Hospital; Maudsley Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London
*Corresponding
1Address for correspondence: Dr S. W. Lewis. Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF.

Synopsis

Clinical, radiological and neuropsychological findings in the first reported case of schizophrenia with complete agenesis of the corpus callosum are described. Although causal inferences were made difficult by the co-existence of a left frontotemporal cyst and a family history of affective disorder, some theories of the role of callosal dysfunction in schizophrenia require revision in the light of this case.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1988

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