Amnesic syndrome in schizophrenia.

  title={Amnesic syndrome in schizophrenia.},
  author={P. Joseph McKenna and D Tamlyn and Chester Lund and Ann Margaret Mortimer and Sandra Hammond and Alan Baddeley},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={20 4},
Memory impairment is not usually considered to form part of the clinical picture of schizophrenia, except perhaps in severely deteriorated patients. In a survey of 60 patients encompassing all grades of severity and chronicity poor memory performance was found to be common, sometimes substantial, and disproportionately pronounced compared to the degree of general intellectual impairment. Although associated with severity and chronicity of illness, impaired memory was by no means confined to old… CONTINUE READING

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