Executive dysfunction in first-episode schizophrenia and relationship to duration of untreated psychosis: the West London Study.

@article{Joyce2002ExecutiveDI,
  title={Executive dysfunction in first-episode schizophrenia and relationship to duration of untreated psychosis: the West London Study.},
  author={Eileen K Joyce and Sam Hutton and Stan H Mutsatsa and Heidi Gibbins and Emma Alice Webb and Sonja Paul and Trevor W. Robbins and Thomas R. E. Barnes},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
  year={2002},
  volume={43},
  pages={s38-44}
}
BACKGROUND Many studies have demonstrated early generalised cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. AIMS To examine executive function in first-episode schizophrenia, characterise the nature of the impairment and specify any relationships with symptoms and duration of untreated psychosis (DUP). METHOD Patients (n = 136) and normal controls (n = 81) were assessed with the Cambridge Automated Neuropsychological Test Battery, National Adult Reading Test IQ, and Scales for the Assessment of… CONTINUE READING

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