Is disorganization a feature of schizophrenia or a modifying influence: evidence of covariation of perceptual and cognitive organization in a non-patient sample.

@article{Feigenson2014IsDA,
  title={Is disorganization a feature of schizophrenia or a modifying influence: evidence of covariation of perceptual and cognitive organization in a non-patient sample.},
  author={Keith A. Feigenson and Michael A. Gara and Matthew W. Roch{\'e} and Steven M. Silverstein},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 1-2},
  pages={1-8}
}
A subgroup of people with schizophrenia is characterized by reduced organization in perception, thought, language, and motor functioning, and these impairments covary significantly. While this may reflect multiple expressions of an illness-related core processing impairment, it may also represent the extreme end of an organization-disorganization dimension that is found throughout the general population. In this view, disorganization is a modifying influence on illness expression. To obtain… CONTINUE READING
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