Cognitive functioning and positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia.

  title={Cognitive functioning and positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia.},
  author={Jean Addington and Donald Addington and E Maticka-tyndale},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={5 2},
The present study examined schizophrenics' performance on a variety of cognitive measures in order to explore the relationship between schizophrenic symptoms and cognitive performance. The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and a battery of neuropsychological tests, developed at the Montreal Neurological Institute, were administered to 38 acutely ill, hospitalized schizophrenics. Patients were diagnosed using DSM III criteria. Negative symptoms were assessed with the SANS and positive symptoms… CONTINUE READING