Alyson Gorun

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The diagnosis of schizophrenia includes "positive" and "negative" symptoms. These titles were developed to respectively reflect if the symptoms are additions to normal experiences, such as delusions and hallucinations, or if they refer to the absence or the loss of normal emotional function or behavior. This paper describes the history of the negative(More)
Traumatic events are proposed to play a role in the development of anxiety disorders, however not all individuals exposed to extreme stress experience a pathological increase in fear. Recent studies in animal models suggest that the degree to which one is able to control an aversive experience is a critical factor determining its behavioral consequences. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if symptoms of social anxiety are distinct from negative symptoms of schizophrenia. METHOD Fifty-three patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (diagnosed per DSM-IV criteria) and 37 healthy controls were examined with the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) for social anxiety disorder and for the severity of social(More)
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