A comprehensive analysis of verbal fluency deficit in geriatric schizophrenia.

  title={A comprehensive analysis of verbal fluency deficit in geriatric schizophrenia.},
  author={Christopher R Bowie and Philip D. Harvey and Patrick J. Moriarty and Michael Parrella and Leonard White and Kenneth L. Davis},
  journal={Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists},
  volume={19 2},
Deficits in verbal fluency are common in schizophrenia and may provide keys to some of the abnormalities in the semantic system in schizophrenia. While a number of studies have outlined the severity and implications of verbal fluency deficits in younger schizophrenia patients, these findings have not yet been extended to older patients with schizophrenia. In this study, 392 older (age >/= 50) patients with schizophrenia were administered phonological and semantic (i.e., category) fluency… CONTINUE READING


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