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Attentional deficit in the siblings of schizophrenics

  • Rodger L. Wood (a1) and Mark cook (a1)


A study of attentional deficit in the relatives of schizophrenics and in a matched control group is reported, in which the relatives are found to have poorer scores on a vigilance test and on a choice reaction time test. It is concluded that this deficit points to one of the primary symptoms of schizophrenia, and suggestions for further research are made


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1Address for correspondence: Mr Rodger L. Wood, Senior Neuropsychologist, St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton NN1 5DG.


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