Cognitive disorders and negative symptoms as correlates of motivational deficits in psychotic patients.

@article{Schmand1994CognitiveDA,
  title={Cognitive disorders and negative symptoms as correlates of motivational deficits in psychotic patients.},
  author={Ben A. Schmand and T. Kuipers and Mark van der Gaag and Jacquoline Bosveld and F Bulthuis and Marlies Jellema},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          869-84
        }
}
The problem of a possible lack of motivation to perform cognitive tasks, which is often encountered in psychotic patients, has been approached from the perspective of the 'energetics' of cognition (Hockey et al. 1986) and from the broader clinical context of psychosis as an 'amotivational syndrome' and its related negative symptoms. The presence of motivational deficits was investigated in a group of psychotic in-patients (N = 73, and 40 had schizophrenia) compared with a control group of non… CONTINUE READING

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