Verbal memory impairment in schizophrenia: no sparing of short-term recall.


Verbal memory function was assessed in 27 schizophrenic patients and 19 healthy control subjects matched for premorbid IQ and age using a test battery comprising measures of short-term, long-term and source memory. Patients were also rated for positive and negative symptoms. Results indicated that the patient group evinced poorer performance on all tests of… (More)