Olfactory identification deficits in first-episode psychosis may predict patients at risk for persistent negative and disorganized or cognitive symptoms.

@article{Good2006OlfactoryID,
  title={Olfactory identification deficits in first-episode psychosis may predict patients at risk for persistent negative and disorganized or cognitive symptoms.},
  author={K P Good and David Whitehorn and Qing Rui and Heather I Milliken and Lili Kopala},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={163 5},
  pages={932-3}
}
OBJECTIVE One-third of patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have a measurable olfactory identification deficit at first examination. The authors studied the relationship of this deficit to symptom remission after 1 year of treatment. METHOD Fifty-eight patients naive to antipsychotic medication who entered the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program were symptomatically rated with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) (at baseline and 1 year). At baseline, the University of… CONTINUE READING
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