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My husban was diagnosed with schizophrenia one year ago. Lately, I have been searching for information about this disease. I came across grey matter of the brain. I would like if someone could tell me more about it and what kind of connection does it have with schizophrenia?

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It is nice that you want to know more about your husband’s condition. I say this because there have been a lot of cases where people were left alone by they loved ones when they were diagnosed with this condition. I suppose that you know basic information about schizophrenia so I will limit my answer on gray matter issue. Individuals with schizophrenia, including those who have never been treated, have a reduced volume of gray matter in the brain. This is especially noticeable in the temporal and frontal lobes. Neuroscientists have recently detected gray matter loss of up to 25% in some areas. The damage started in the parietal, or outer, regions of the brain. However it spread to the rest of the brain over a 5 year period. Researchers have found out that patients with the worst brain tissue loss also had the worst symptoms. These symptoms included hallucinations, delusions, bizarre thoughts, hearing voices and depression. I wish you and your husband all the best.
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