Goal representations and motivational drive in schizophrenia: the role of prefrontal-striatal interactions.

@article{Barch2010GoalRA,
  title={Goal representations and motivational drive in schizophrenia: the role of prefrontal-striatal interactions.},
  author={Deanna M. Barch and Erin C. Dowd},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={919-34}
}
The past several years have seen a resurgence of interest in understanding the psychological and neural bases of what are often referred to as "negative symptoms" in schizophrenia. These aspects of schizophrenia include constructs such as asociality, avolition (a reduction in the motivation to initiate or persist in goal-directed behavior), and anhedonia (a reduction in the ability to experience pleasure). We believe that these dimensions of impairment in individuals with schizophrenia reflect… CONTINUE READING
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