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Inhibition of return (IOR) is a phenomenon thought to reflect a mechanism to protect the organism from redirecting attention to previously scanned insignificant locations. A number of studies reported altered IOR in schizophrenia patients with a reduction of its amplitude. However, incomplete sampling of stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs) makes data on IOR(More)
Eight patients were given a propofol infusion until they no longer responded to loud verbal stimuli, a sedation score of two (modified Observer Assessment of Alertness and Sedation Scale). After receiving 15 microg of intravenous epinephrine, changes in sedation score and bispectral index (BIS) were observed. Mean pulse rate increased from 68 to 96 (SD 10)(More)
BACKGROUND Growing interest in the study of self-perceived cognitive deficits in schizophrenia has been recently observed. The authors validated in a previous study the Subjective Scale To Investigate Cognition into Schizophrenia Tunisian Arabic Version (SSTICS_tun_arab), a self-questionnaire established to collect cognitive complaints in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive disorders are common and severe in schizophrenia. They are also correlated with the functional outcome of the disease. Cognition can not be assessed during a standard clinical interview but needs to be evaluated by means of specific cognitive tasks. Aim of the study is to construct a battery of cognitive tests which is adapted to the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a huge well-documented literature on cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, little is known about the own perception of patients regarding their cognitive functioning. The purpose of our study was to create a scale to collect subjective cognitive complaints of patients suffering from schizophrenia with Tunisian Arabic dialect as mother(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is characterised by positive and negative symptoms as well as thought disorders and disorganised behaviour. Multiple cognitive deficits within the areas of memory, attention and executive functions are also associated with schizophrenia. Aim of the study was to proceed to a study of correlations between clinical dimensions of(More)
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