Spontaneous involuntary disorders of movement: their prevalence, severity, and distribution in chronic schizophrenics with and without treatment with neuroleptics.

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Using two standardized recording techniques (the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale [AIMS] and the Rockland Scale), spontaneous involuntary movement disorder was assessed in a sample of 411 hospitalized patients with chronic schizophrenia, 47 of whom apparently had never been exposed to neuroleptic medication. Prevalence of abnormality clearly depended on… (More)

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@article{Owens1982SpontaneousID, title={Spontaneous involuntary disorders of movement: their prevalence, severity, and distribution in chronic schizophrenics with and without treatment with neuroleptics.}, author={David G. C. Owens and E. C. Johnstone and Chris D Frith}, journal={Archives of general psychiatry}, year={1982}, volume={39 4}, pages={452-61} }