Speech and language in first onset psychosis differences between people with schizophrenia, mania, and controls.

@article{Thomas1996SpeechAL,
  title={Speech and language in first onset psychosis differences between people with schizophrenia, mania, and controls.},
  author={Prakash Thomas and Geraldine Kearney and Ellen Bethany Napier and Elizabeth Fuselier Ellis and I Leuder and Maria V Johnson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1996},
  volume={168 3},
  pages={
          337-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have revealed linguistic differences between diagnostic groups. This study investigates the extent to which these differences are accounted for by factors such as chronicity, or disturbances in cognition associated with acute psychosis. METHOD Transcripts of interviews with patients suffering from RDC schizophrenia (n=38), mania (n=11) and controls (n=16) were examined using the Brief Syntactic Analysis (BSA). Patients were within two years of first onset of… CONTINUE READING