Sara Lucas

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OBJECTIVE To examine the extent and nature of neuropsychological deficits in adolescents and young people with first episode psychosis (FEP), and to determine whether the pattern and extent of neuropsychological deficits varied according to diagnosis. METHOD A total of 83 FEP subjects aged 13-25 years, and 31 healthy controls completed a comprehensive(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explored the concurrent courses of the neuroanatomical and neuropsychological changes that occurred over the first 2-3 years of illness in patients with first-episode schizophrenia (FES). METHODS Fifty-two patients with FES underwent neuropsychological testing and a structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) scan within three months(More)
This paper aimed to examine the relationship between the trichotomous symptom structure of psychopathology and neuropsychological functioning in young people with first episode schizophrenia (FES), most of whom were receiving atypical antipsychotic medication. This was with a view to providing insight into the underlying pathophysiology of the clinical(More)
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