In a study of 83 patients and 63 controls, researchers in Norway and the U.K. investigated deficits in attention, concentration, language and verbal intelligence found in patients with first-episode psychosis. The deficits were associated with a history of childhood trauma, and this relationship was associated with a smaller amygdala volume. The results will be published in an upcoming issue of Schizophrenia Research.
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