Apathy but not diminished expression in schizophrenia is associated with discounting of monetary rewards by physical effort.

Abstract

Negative symptoms in schizophrenia have been grouped into the 2 factors of apathy and diminished expression, which might be caused by separable pathophysiological mechanisms. Recently, it has been proposed that apathy could be due to dysfunctional integration of reward and effort during decision making. We asked whether apathy in particular is associated… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbu102

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