This study applied H-1-MRS in the thalamus of schizophrenic patients and he
althy subjects. There were no differences in the metabolite ratios (NAA/Cr,
Cho/Cr or ml/Gr) between the two groups. Relationships were noted between
NAA/Cr and age in patients with a trend toward this correlation in controls
, suggesting an effect of age on the metabolism of the thalamus. (C) 2000 E
ditions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.