Prosody and lexical accuracy in flat affect schizophrenia

@article{Alpert2000ProsodyAL,
  title={Prosody and lexical accuracy in flat affect schizophrenia},
  author={M. Alpert and S. Rosenberg and E. Pouget and R. Shaw},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={97},
  pages={107-118}
}
To test the hypothesis that flat affect in schizophrenia involves a motor-expressive deficiency, but not an emotional deficiency, we compared the acoustic properties of speech that are used to express emotion with the emotional content of the words. DSM-III-R schizophrenic patients were divided into flat (N=20) and non-flat affect (N=26) groups on the basis of rating-scale scores. Twenty normal subjects also were included. Subjects were recorded on audio tape as they described a happy and a sad… Expand
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