Intellectual deficits in first-episode schizophrenia: evidence for progressive deterioration.

  title={Intellectual deficits in first-episode schizophrenia: evidence for progressive deterioration.},
  author={Robert M. Bilder and L Lipschutz-Broch and Gudrun Reiter and Steven Geisler and D I Mayerhoff and Jeffrey A. Lieberman},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={18 3},
The developmental processes leading to neuropsychological deficits in schizophrenia are poorly understood. Both early developmental defects and subsequent deterioration may occur. Intelligence test profiles are often used to estimate premorbid ability and deterioration from prior levels of functioning. These characteristics were assessed in samples of first-episode (n = 51) and chronic (n = 50) schizophrenic patients. Although the groups showed few differences on tests to estimate premorbid… CONTINUE READING

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