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Neuropathologic and brain imaging studies have produced evidence of brain abnormalities in schizophrenic patients, often within the cerebrum's limbic lobe, and, less frequently, within basal ganglia. In the present study we used magnetic resonance imaging morphometric techniques to estimate volumes of specific cerebral structures in schizophrenic patients(More)
Forty schizophrenic outpatients and 40 normal subjects were assessed using extensive clinical (eg, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms) and neuropsychological (extended Halstead-Reitan Battery) measures. The schizophrenic patients had multiple neuropsychological(More)
To evaluate the effects of previous alcohol and drug use on the course and symptoms of schizophrenia, the authors compared 34 patients with schizophrenia who had histories of substance abuse with 17 patients with schizophrenia who were lifelong abstainers. Surprisingly, they did not find that individuals with past histories of abuse were more impaired or(More)
This study examines the prevalence of negative symptoms, and assesses the convergence of negative and depressive symptoms in 60 chronically ill schizophrenic outpatients. Negative symptoms were assessed with the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and the negative symptom cluster of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS). Depressive symptoms(More)
Recently, the validity of the simple dichotomy between positive and negative symptoms in psychosis has been questioned. A newly admitted group of 114 DSM-III patients with psychotic disorder were assessed using Andreason's positive and negative symptoms scales. Multidimensional scaling, augmented by cluster analysis, was applied to the full item set of(More)
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