Aprosodia in eight schizophrenic patients.

  title={Aprosodia in eight schizophrenic patients.},
  author={Gregory L Fricchione and Margareta Sedler and S. V. Shukla},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={143 11},
Research interest in the "negative" symptoms of schizophrenia has increased in recent years. Given the clinical similarity between affective deficits in schizophrenic patients and aprosodic deficits in stroke victims, the authors conducted a study testing for aprosodia in eight schizophrenic patients. Seven were found to have aprosodia with motor components. Further study of the aprosodias may provide some insight into affective disturbance in schizophrenia.