Patterns of neuropsychological deficits that discriminate schizophrenic individuals from siblings and control subjects.

@article{YurgelunTodd1993PatternsON,
  title={Patterns of neuropsychological deficits that discriminate schizophrenic individuals from siblings and control subjects.},
  author={Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd and Dennis K Kinney},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={294-300}
}
Previous research on persons with schizophrenia and their relatives suggests two independent etiologic factors may combine to produce schizophrenia, and these factors may be indexed respectively by independent neuropsychological tests. Two neurocognitive measures, the Trail Making and Wisconsin Card Sorting (WCST) tests, were administered to 28 schizophrenic subjects, 15 nonschizophrenic siblings, and 35 control subjects by investigators blind to DSM-III-R diagnoses. Results support key… CONTINUE READING

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