Effects of antipsychotic treatment on emotion perception deficits in first-episode schizophrenia.

@article{Herbener2005EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of antipsychotic treatment on emotion perception deficits in first-episode schizophrenia.},
  author={Ellen S. Herbener and S Kristian Hill and Robert W Marvin and John A. Sweeney},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 9},
  pages={1746-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated emotion perception in acutely ill patients experiencing a first episode of schizophrenia. They also investigated the effects of antipsychotic medication on emotion perception. METHOD Tests of the ability to perceive and discriminate emotional expressions from the Penn Computerized Neuropsychological Battery were given to 13 patients experiencing their first episode of schizophrenia. Patients were also assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. The… CONTINUE READING