Abstract

The Waldrop Physical Anomaly Scale was used to assess the prevalence of minor physical anomalies in three groups: schizophrenia patients (n = 118), patients with mood disorders (n = 33), and normal controls (n = 31). Patients with schizophrenia had significantly more anomalies than controls. Patients with mood disorders did not have significantly different anomaly scores than schizophrenia patients or controls. Patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD) had significantly more anomalies than those without TD. Physical anomalies in the schizophrenia group were not found to be related to severity of psychopathology, age of onset, positive or negative schizophrenic symptoms, or socioeconomic status.