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The effects of antipsychotics on brain structure: what have we learnt from structural imaging of schizophrenia?: A commentary on ‘Do antipsychotic drugs affect brain structure? A systematic and critical review of MRI findings’ by Navari & Dazzan (2009)

  • S. J. Borgwardt (a1) (a2) (a3), R. Smieskova (a1) (a2), P. Fusar-Poli (a3), K. Bendfeldt (a2) and A. Riecher-Rössler (a1)...
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*Address for correspondence: Dr S. J. Borgwardt, Psychiatric Outpatient Department, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland. (Email: sborgwardt@uhbs.ch)
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