Assessment of enduring deficit and negative symptom subtypes in schizophrenia.

  title={Assessment of enduring deficit and negative symptom subtypes in schizophrenia.},
  author={Kim T Mueser and Malcolm Douglas and Alan S. Bellack and Randall L. Morrison},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={17 4},
The clinical importance of subtypes based on enduring deficit or negative symptoms was examined in a group of schizophrenic patients who were assessed twice over a 1-year period. Subgroups of patients with high levels of enduring negative or deficit symptoms, based on the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and the Quality of Life Scale, had a poorer prognosis and were consistently worse in social adjustment, quality of life, and thought disorder over the year than were patients with… CONTINUE READING

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