Journal article

Minor physical anomalies in psychoses: associations with clinical and putative aetiological variables.

JJ McGrath, J van Os, C Hoyos, PB Jones, I Harvey, RM Murray

Schizophr Res | Published : 1995


This study of patients with functional psychoses set out to examine associations between minor physical anomalies (MPAs) and demographic, clinical, CT scan measures, and putative aetiological variables. 157 psychotic patients had minor physical anomalies assessed using a modified Waldrop scale. RDC diagnoses for these patients were: schizophrenia (n = 79), schizoaffective disorder (n = 31), mania (n = 24), major depression (n = 13), unspecified functional psychosis (n = 8), other organic psychosis (n = 2). 63 healthy white controls were also assessed with the modified Waldrop scale. Minor physical anomalies were not associated with any particular diagnosis. For white subjects, patients had s..

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