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Symptoms of the Schizophrenic Negative Syndrome

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Victor Peralta
Affiliation:
Psychiatric Unit, Virgen del Camino Hospital
Manuel J. Cuesta
Affiliation:
Psychiatric Unit, Virgen del Camino Hospital

Abstract

Background

The aim was an investigation of the symptom composition of the negative syndrome of schizophrenia.

Method

A hundred schizophrenic patients were assessed with various rating scales for positive and negative symptoms and typological criteria. A subgroup with a negative syndrome was defined, and a discriminant analysis performed using symptoms from the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) as discriminant variables.

Results

The discriminant function classified 92% of patients correctly. All but four SANS symptoms (inappropriate affect, both attentional items and blocking) were significantly correlated with the discriminant function.

Conclusions

With the exception of some items, the SANS seems to capture adequately the negative syndrome of schizophrenia.

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Copyright © 1996 The Royal College of Psychiatrists 

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