Anhedonia, positive and negative affect, and social functioning in schizophrenia.

  title={Anhedonia, positive and negative affect, and social functioning in schizophrenia.},
  author={Jack J. Blanchard and Kim T Mueser and Alan S. Bellack},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={24 3},
This study examines the relationship between anhedonia and the trait dimensions of positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) in schizophrenia. The relationship between poor social functioning in schizophrenia and these individual differences in affectivity is also examined. Schizophrenia outpatients (n = 37) and normal controls (n = 15) were assessed at a baseline evaluation and again approximately 90 days later. Consistent with the hypothesized decrease in hedonic capacity in schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING
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