A PET study of the pathophysiology of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Positron emission tomography.

@article{Potkin2002APS,
  title={A PET study of the pathophysiology of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Positron emission tomography.},
  author={Steven G. Potkin and Gustavo Alva and Kirsten Fleming and Ravi Shankar Anand and David B. Keator and Danilo Carreon and Michael Doo and Yi Jin and Joseph C Wu and James H. Fallon},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={159 2},
  pages={227-37}
}
OBJECTIVE Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to compare cerebral metabolic patterns in schizophrenic subjects with predominantly negative symptoms (alogia, affective flattening, avolition, and attentional impairment) and in those with predominantly positive symptoms. METHOD Fourteen right-handed male subjects with DSM-IV schizophrenia were assigned to groups with predominantly negative or predominantly positive symptoms on the basis of their post-drug-washout scores on the Positive… CONTINUE READING