Verbal fluency and psychiatric symptoms in geriatric schizophrenia

@article{Howanitz2000VerbalFA,
  title={Verbal fluency and psychiatric symptoms in geriatric schizophrenia},
  author={Evelyn Howanitz and Caryn Cicalese and Philip D. Harvey},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={42},
  pages={167-169}
}
Previous studies have demonstrated that negative symptoms are regulated by frontal brain regions. We were interested in the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and performance on a verbal fluency (VF) battery in a population of elderly schizophrenic subjects. Thirty-five elderly schizophrenic subjects were administered a neuropsychological battery which included verbal fluency performance and Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS). Results showed negative symptoms to be strongly… CONTINUE READING
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