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- Both the study performed by van Os1 and the study performed by Rosa2 have shown that 'broken skin ridges' are frequently observed in the hands of psychotic people, see table C-8 and figure C-3.

Table C-8: 'broken skin ridges' and 'abnormal lines' in psychotic people1.

- Percentages - Control group (N=26) - Psychotic people (N=38)
- Broken skin ridges - 4 % - 19 %
- Abnormal lines - 15 % - 50 %
- 1 of both features - 15 % - 55 %


- LEVEL 2: hand morphology and psychotic behavior

- Research on the relationship between the hand morphology and psychotic behavior is very rare.

- LEVEL 3: the lines and psychotic behavior

- Three studies have presented evidence which shows a relationship between the palmar lines and psychotic behavior. Again the simian crease appears to be a relevant factor. In the study presented by Hilbun3 the hands of 3 out of 20 children (=15%) showed simian crease in both hands.

- The studies by van Os1 and Rosa2 indicate that the hands of psychotic people are frequently featured with 'abnormal lines': see table C-8.

- Sources:

- 1 - Van Os, J. et al. (1997). Dermatoglyphic findings on a group of psychotic children. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 41, p.624-626.
- 2 - Rosa, A. et al. (2000). Congenital dermatoglyphic malformations and psychosis: a twin study. American Journal of psychiatry, Sep; 157(9): p.1511-1513.
- 3 - Hilbun, w.B. (1970). Dermatoglyphic findings on a group of psychotic children. The journal of nervous and mental disease, vol.151, no.5, p.352-358.



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