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While the impact of social learning programs upon social deficits in schizophrenia has been widely studied, less is understood about which patients have the poorest social skills, and among those which patients have deficits most refractory to rehabilitation. To explore these questions, this study compared the symptom levels and performance on(More)
Weekly assessments of depression, anxiety, and positive and negative symptoms were performed on 80 subjects with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Using procedures previously reported in another study, the frequency of significant correlations between the sum of anxiety and depression ratings and positive symptoms was compared with the frequency of(More)
While recent studies have found that most patients with schizophrenia who participate in work rehabilitation experience symptom improvement, there appears to be a subgroup of patients whose symptoms remain stable or even worsen. The present study explores the hypothesis that cognitive impairment is one factor which reduces the clinical effectiveness of(More)
Research has not consistently indicated that negative symptoms in schizophrenia are temporally stable. One possible explanation for this is that stable negative symptoms are a characteristic of only some individuals with schizophrenia. The current study explored whether cognitive impairment and stimulant abuse history were associated with amount of change(More)
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