Spatial working memory deficits and clinical symptoms in schizophrenia: a 4-month follow-up study.

  title={Spatial working memory deficits and clinical symptoms in schizophrenia: a 4-month follow-up study.},
  author={S. Park and J{\"o}rg P{\"u}schel and Barbara H Sauter and Markus Rentsch and Daniel Hell},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={46 3},
BACKGROUND Our goal was to examine spatial working memory function in relation to clinical symptoms of schizophrenia over a period of 4 months. METHODS We assessed spatial working memory, spatial detection and clinical symptoms in 34 acutely psychotic schizophrenia patients within the first 2 weeks of hospitalization, and 4 months later. Spatial working memory was assessed by a delayed response task. A spatial control task was included to rule out simple sensorimotor deficits. Positive and… CONTINUE READING

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