Positive and negative symptoms in neuroleptic-free psychotic inpatients.

  title={Positive and negative symptoms in neuroleptic-free psychotic inpatients.},
  author={Geoffrey W Stuart and Valcy Malone and Janet Currie and Steven Klimidis and Iraklis Harry Minas},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={16 3},
Andreasen's scales for the assessment of positive (SAPS) and negative (SANS) symptoms and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) were administered to a group of 70 neuroleptic-free psychotic inpatients. Individual ratings from the SAPS and SANS, together with the 18-item BPRS, were examined to identify clusters of symptoms. The findings, consistent with our previous studies using medicated patients, did not support a simple positive-negative dichotomy. Independent syndromes representing… CONTINUE READING

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