Psychological Medicine

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The effects of antipsychotics on brain structure: what have we learnt from structural imaging of schizophrenia?

A commentary on ‘Do antipsychotic drugs affect brain structure? A systematic and critical review of MRI findings’ by Navari & Dazzan (2009)

S. J. Borgwardta1a2a3 c1, R. Smieskovaa1a2, P. Fusar-Polia3, K. Bendfeldta2 and A. Riecher-Rösslera1

a1 Psychiatric Outpatient Department, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

a2 Medical Image Analysis Centre, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

a3 Section of Neuroimaging, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

(Received April 11 2009)

(Accepted April 22 2009)

(Online publication May 29 2009)


c1 Address for correspondence: Dr S. J. Borgwardt, Psychiatric Outpatient Department, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland. (Email: