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OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine whether affective abnormalities could be detected in home movies of children who later developed schizophrenia. METHOD Trained observers coded facial expressions of emotion of 32 schizophrenic patients and 31 of their healthy siblings from home movies made when they were children. All of the patients met the(More)
This study examined childhood behavior problems in schizophrenic patients and their healthy siblings. Childhood Behavior Checklist (T. Achenbach, 1991) ratings were obtained from retrospective maternal reports, for 4 age periods: birth to 4 years, 4 to 8 years, 8 to 12 years, and 12 to 16 years. The results indicated that the patients had a variety of(More)
This study examined the relation between preschizophrenic subjects' facial expressions of emotion in childhood home movies and two criterion variables: educational level (highest grade completed) and age at onset of illness. Earlier research suggest that premorbid affective blunting is associated with an earlier onset of illness and poorer prognosis in(More)
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