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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 pp 249-251

Research Article

Ridge Dissociation, a new dermatoglyphic parameter in Schizophrenia

Ramesh Vaidya

Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed university Medical College and Hospital, Wanlesswadi, Sangli -416414 Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Aher K. R.



Palmar dermatoglyphics of 111 male and 39 female Schizophrenic from South-west Maharashtra, (India), showed a very high incidence of Ridge-Dissociation, particularly on left index finger. This fact can serve as simple and additional parameter to determine proclivity for Schizophrenia.