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White matter abnormalities across the lifespan of schizophrenia: a harmonized multi-site diffusion MRI study

Suheyla Cetin-Karayumak, Maria A Di Biase, Natalia Chunga, Benjamin Reid, Nathaniel Somes, Amanda E Lyall, Sinead Kelly, Bengisu Solgun, Ofer Pasternak, Mark Vangel, Godfrey Pearlson, Carol Tamminga, John A Sweeney, Brett Clementz, David Schretlen, Petra Verena Viher, Katharina Stegmayer, Sebastian Walther, Jungsun Lee, Tim Crow Show all



Several prominent theories of schizophrenia suggest that structural white matter pathologies may follow a developmental, maturational, and/or degenerative process. However, a lack of lifespan studies has precluded verification of these theories. Here, we analyze the largest sample of carefully harmonized diffusion MRI data to comprehensively characterize age-related white matter trajectories, as measured by fractional anisotropy (FA), across the course of schizophrenia. Our analysis comprises diffusion scans of 600 schizophrenia patients and 492 healthy controls at different illness stages and ages (14-65 years), which were gathered from 13 sites. We determined the pattern of age-related FA ..

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