Effects of environmental deprivation on negative symptoms of schizophrenia: a nationwide survey in Japan's psychiatric hospitals.

@article{Oshima2005EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of environmental deprivation on negative symptoms of schizophrenia: a nationwide survey in Japan's psychiatric hospitals.},
  author={Iwao Oshima and Yoshio Mino and Yoshimasa Inomata},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2005},
  volume={136 2-3},
  pages={163-71}
}
Research into the effects of environmental deprivation on negative symptoms of schizophrenia is limited, and few attempts have been made to differentiate secondary symptoms caused by the social environment. Japan's mental health system allows us to examine the extent to which understimulating social environments in hospitals contribute to negative symptoms of institutionalized patients while controlling for other factors. A random sample of inpatients of diagnosed with schizophrenia and… CONTINUE READING