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Language disturbances in schizophrenia

  • Marcella Bellani (a1) (a2), Cinzia Perlini (a1) (a2) and Paolo Brambilla (a2) (a3)


Language disturbances represent a core feature of schizophrenia, affecting social interactions and quality of life. Here we summarize linguistic and pragmatic deficits and illustrate the role of brain imaging studies in delineating the neural substrates of language deficits in patients with schizophrenia.


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Address fo correspondence: Dr. M. Bellani, Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona (Italy). Fax: +39-045-585.871, E-mail:


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