The instrument consists of 18 items, rated on a scale from 1 = not present to 7 = very severe, assessing the symptom domains of thought disturbance (conceptual disorganization, hallucinatory behavior, unusual thought content, grandiosity), suspiciousness/hostility (hostility, suspiciousness, uncooperativeness), anergia (emotional withdrawal, motor retardation, blunted affect, disorientation), activation (excitement, tension, unusual mannerisms/posturing), and anxiety/depression (somatic concern, anxiety, guilt feelings, depressive mood), which have been supported by numerous factor-analytic studies (Shafer, 2005).
Although positive psychotic symptoms of thought disturbance and suspiciousness were equally improved among both races, highly significant differences were found favoring white participates for improvement in activation and anergia or negative symptoms.
In contrast, those domains that showed the most marked differences in improvement between races included anergia and activation symptoms, global functioning, and reemployment.
Further, it is persistent hyperactivity, and not depressive anergia, that prevents these clients from complying with treatment recommendations or even attending therapy sessions and causes them to be discharged from the pain management program.
These findings document that discharge from a chronic pain management program results not only from anergia but also from hyperactivity, since 40% of CMP clients were discharged for hyperactive non-compliance.
1) that psychologists are not only being allowed to prescribe in New Mexico but are being appointed to head the Yale Child Study Center, I got so upset that I suffered anergia
, anhedonia, anorexia, and alexithymia--conditions beyond the comprehension of our competition.