DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.32, pp.295-301, 2019 (ESCI)
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DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Digit ratio, estrogens, finger length ratio, schizophrenia, testosterone, DIGIT RATIO, NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS, COGNITIVE FUNCTION, SEX-DIFFERENCES, RISK-FACTORS, TESTOSTERONE, PREDICTOR, ESTROGEN, HORMONE, DISEASE
Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated:
Objective: Schizophrenia is a significant burden for the patient and causes great costs for society. The etiology of schizophrenia, which is known to be a neurodevelopmental disorder, has not been fully elucidated. Differences in prenatal gonadal hormones have been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. An easy way to evaluate a biomarker that gives insight about prenatal androgen is the second to fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) of the hand. In this study, we aimed to compare the 2D:4D ratio of schizophrenia patients to healthy controls and to investigate the relationship with positive and negative symptoms.