Stuart J Leask
Affiliation: University of Nottingham
- Adult psychosis, common childhood infections and neurological soft signs in a national birth cohortS J Leask
Department of Psychiatry and Community Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK
Br J Psychiatry 181:387-92. 2002..Neurological soft signs preceding adult-onset schizophrenia suggest a neurodevelopmental origin and could reflect physical illness in childhood...
- Lateralization of verbal ability in pre-psychotic childrenStuart J Leask
Nottingham University Department of Psychiatry, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham, NG3 6AA, UK
Psychiatry Res 136:35-42. 2005..The findings are consistent with the concept that in psychosis at some critical stage in development there is a failure of lateralization of the components of language...
- A single optimum degree of hemispheric specialisation in two tasks, in two UK national birth cohortsS J Leask
University of Nottingham, Department of Psychiatry, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham NG3 6AA, UK
Brain Cogn 62:221-7. 2006..These demonstrate that maximal performance, both cognitive and hand function, is found in association with one particular degree of functional lateralization...
- Handedness in Great BritainStuart J Leask
Department of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham NG3 6AA, UK
Laterality 12:559-72. 2007..In both data sets, left-handed writing was significantly more frequent in England than in Scotland and Wales combined. Possible reasons for this difference are discussed...
- Beyond symptom dimensions: schizophrenia risk factors for patient groups derived by latent class analysisS J Leask
Division of Psychiatry, Nottingham University, A Floor, South Block, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
Schizophr Res 115:346-50. 2009..If so, the effect size of 'neurodevelopmental' risk factors may be greater than in equivalent DSMIV diagnostic groups...