Progressive deterioration of soft neurological signs in chronic schizophrenic patients.

@article{Chen2000ProgressiveDO,
  title={Progressive deterioration of soft neurological signs in chronic schizophrenic patients.},
  author={E. Y. Chen and Carol L. Kwok and Joyce W.Y. Au and Ronald Yuk-Lun Chen and Benjamin S. T. Lau},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={342-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Neurological signs are found to be increased in schizophrenia in cross-sectional studies. Whether they progress with time is an important issue in addressing the course of the illness. METHOD The current study investigated different groups of neurological signs in 43 stable chronic schizophrenic patients over a 3-year period using an operationalized instrument. RESULTS While symptoms and medication have remained largely unchanged in the 3-year period, significant increase in soft… CONTINUE READING

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