No sex differences in neuropsychological performance in first episode psychosis patients

  title={No sex differences in neuropsychological performance in first episode psychosis patients},
  author={Rosa Ayesa-Arriola and Jos{\'e} Manuel Rodr{\'i}guez-S{\'a}nchez and Elsa G{\'o}mez-Ru{\'i}z and Roberto Roiz-Santia{\~n}ez and Benedicto Crespo-Facorro},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to verify whether male patients with psychosis have greater neurocognitive impairment than female patients at illness onset. METHOD Participants with a first episode of psychosis (74 women/86 men) and healthy controls (62 women/97 men) were assessed with an extensive neuropsychological test battery. RESULTS Women in the clinical group were older at illness onset and had achieved higher formal education than men. This trend was the same for the control… CONTINUE READING


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