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Figure 3 | BMC Psychiatry

Figure 3

From: The glial growth factors deficiency and synaptic destabilization hypothesis of schizophrenia

Figure 3

Brain growth and the age at onset of schizophrenia. The end of head and brain growth, presumably associated with a decline in growth factors, marks the beginning of the age of onset in schizophrenia. Data from [2, 207]. The growth curve is supported by results from developmental studies of brain metabolism and of brain volume [10, 208]. In addition, several studies have reported smaller head size at birth in individuals who later developed schizophrenia compared to controls (for review [8]).

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