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Patients with Schizophrenia Remember that an Event has Occurred, but not When

  • Lydia Rizzo (a1), Jean-Marie Danion (a1), Martial Van Der Linden (a2) and Danielle Grangé (a3)

Abstract

Background

The context memory deficit hypothesis of schizophrenia postulates that the long-term deficit associated with this disorder is related to a memory impairment for contextual information.

Method

To test this hypothesis, memory for temporal context was assessed in 33 patients with schizophrenia and 33 normal subjects, using a recency discrimination task.

Results

Whereas patients were able to recall and recognise target items, they were unable to recognise from among the target items those which had been most recently learned.

Conclusions

Schizophrenia is associated with a temporal context memory deficit.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Professor J. M. Danion, INSERM Unité 405, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Département de Psychiatrie, 1 place de l'Hôpital, B.P. 426, 67091 Strasbourg Cedex, France. Fax: (33) 88 11 64 46

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Patients with Schizophrenia Remember that an Event has Occurred, but not When

  • Lydia Rizzo (a1), Jean-Marie Danion (a1), Martial Van Der Linden (a2) and Danielle Grangé (a3)

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Patients with Schizophrenia Remember that an Event has Occurred, but not When

  • Lydia Rizzo (a1), Jean-Marie Danion (a1), Martial Van Der Linden (a2) and Danielle Grangé (a3)
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