In support of Bleuler: objective evidence for increased affective ambivalence in schizophrenia based upon evocative testing.

@article{Trmeau2009InSO,
  title={In support of Bleuler: objective evidence for increased affective ambivalence in schizophrenia based upon evocative testing.},
  author={Fabien Tr{\'e}meau and Daniel Antonius and John T. Cacioppo and Rachel Ziwich and Maria Jalbrzikowski and Erica Saccente and Gail S Silipo and Pamela D. Butler and D. C. Javitt},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2009},
  volume={107 2-3},
  pages={223-31}
}
BACKGROUND Ambivalence and anhedonia have long been identified as schizophrenic symptoms. However, ambivalence has rarely been studied, and in most evocative studies, schizophrenia participants are not anhedonic. Affective neurosciences posit two evaluative systems (one for Positivity and one for Negativity), the coactivation of which produces ambivalence, and point to two asymmetries in affective processing: Positivity Offset (which measures our capacity to explore the environment) and… CONTINUE READING

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