Bone age in adolescents with schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Abstract

The bone age (BA), height and weight of 20 adolescents with schizophrenia and 21 matched adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were measured. The BA of the schizophrenic patients was significantly higher than their chronological age (CA) (p < 0.05), while the OCD subjects' BA was non-significantly lower than their CA. In addition, the difference between CA and BA (Δages) in the schizophrenic adolescents was significantly different from the Δages of the OCD adolescents (p < 0.05). Gender did not significantly affect BA or Δages. A positive correlation (r = 0.5, p < 0.01) was obtained between CA and Δages in the schizophrenic patients but not in the OCD patients. Both groups were within the normal range of weight and height percentiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Volume33
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Sep 1998

Keywords

  • Bone age
  • Growth
  • Height
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Weight

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