Smooth pursuit and saccadic abnormalities in first-episode schizophrenia.

  title={Smooth pursuit and saccadic abnormalities in first-episode schizophrenia.},
  author={Samuel B. Hutton and Trevor Crawford and Basant K. Puri and L. J. P. Duncan and Marianne J. Chapman and Christopher Kennard and Thomas R. E. Barnes and Eileen Maria Joyce},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND Previous studies of oculomotor dysfunction in schizophrenia have tended to concentrate on abnormalities of smooth pursuit eye tracking in chronic medicated patients. We report the results of a study of smooth pursuit, reflexive and antisaccade performance in drug naive and antipsychotic treated first-episode schizophrenic patients. METHODS Smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements were recorded in 36 first-episode schizophrenic patients and 36 controls matched for age and estimated… CONTINUE READING