Risk factors, pre-morbid functioning and episode correlates of neurological soft signs in drug-naive patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.

@article{Peralta2011RiskFP,
  title={Risk factors, pre-morbid functioning and episode correlates of neurological soft signs in drug-naive patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Peralta and Elena Garc{\'i}a de Jal{\'o}n and Mar{\'i}a S Campos and Virginia Basterra and Ana Mar{\'i}a S{\'a}nchez-Torres and Manuel J. Cuesta},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1279-89}
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of consistent evidence regarding associations of neurological soft signs (NSS) with illness-related variables in schizophrenia. This study examined NSS in first-episode psychotic patients with respect to their factor structure and associations with risk factors, pre-morbid characteristics, psychopathology and spontaneous extrapyramidal syndromes. METHOD First-episode, drug-naive patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (n=177) were assessed for NSS using the… CONTINUE READING

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