Impairment of verbal memory and learning in antipsychotic-naïve patients with first-episode schizophrenia.

  title={Impairment of verbal memory and learning in antipsychotic-na{\"i}ve patients with first-episode schizophrenia.},
  author={S Kristian Hill and Sue R. Beers and Julie A Kmiec and Matcheri S. Keshavan and John A. Sweeney},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={68 2-3},
BACKGROUND Verbal memory deficits are of interest in schizophrenia because of the potential relationship to functional and anatomic mesial temporal lobe pathology in this disorder. The goal of this study was to characterize the nature of verbal memory impairments in antipsychotic-naïve schizophrenic patients early in the course of illness. METHODS Neuroleptic-naïve patients with schizophrenia (n=62) and healthy individuals (n=67), matched on IQ, age, sex, and parental socioeconomic status… CONTINUE READING

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