The British Journal of Psychiatry
'Early-onset schizophrenia' after teenage head injury. A case report with magnetic resonance imaging.
E O'Callaghan, C Larkin, O Redmond, J Stack, J T Ennis, J L Waddington

Abstract

A 14-year-old youth sustained an injury to the left frontoparietal area, which was followed by evident change in personality and subsequently by an early-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed ventricular dilatation, slightly more marked in the left hemisphere, and cortical atrophy. Some implications of this case for research on schizophrenia itself are discussed.