Negative symptoms

Negative symptoms

Symptoms of schizophrenia characterized by the absence or elimination of certain behaviors. DSM-IV specifies three negative symptoms: affective flattening, poverty of speech, and loss of will or initiative.
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In our case, as the patient had predominant negative symptoms, amisulpiride was started at low dose and given at 200mg.
Positive symptoms include delusions, hallucinations and paranoia, while negative symptoms include affect flatting (lack of emotion), alogia (lack of speech), anhedonia (lack of pleasure) and avolition (lack of motivation).
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A natural ingredient developed and produced by Blue California has been shown to be effective in reducing the negative symptoms associated with alcohol consumption, the company said.
The hallmark symptoms of schizophrenia are mainly classified as positive symptoms including delusions, paranoia, hallucinations and disorganized thoughts and also negative symptoms including poor motivation, lack of emotional expression, and inability to form appropriate social relationships (2).
Among patients with schizophrenia, progressive brain volume changes in certain areas were related to markers of poorer prognosis, such as more weeks of hospitalisation during follow-up and less improvement in negative symptoms.
The book presents a team approach, based on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, for understanding, assessing and intervening in problem behaviors commonly exhibited by psychotic patients, covering behavioral excesses as well as negative symptoms and behavioral deficits.
The data showed a clinically meaningful reduction in the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as beneficial changes in personal and social functioning.
Schizophrenia is a phenotypically heterogeneous disorder characterized by a constellation of signs and symptoms including positive symptoms, disorganization, negative symptoms, and cognitive deficits (Grube, Bilder, & Goldman, 1998).
The mean percent improvement in negative symptoms (as assessed by the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms [SANS]) was significantly greater in the ginkgo group than in the placebo group (15.
This clinical reference begins by summarizing current knowledge about schizophrenia and follows with an exploration of the origins and development of the four main symptom areas: hallucinations, delusions, formal thought disorder, and negative symptoms.
However patients in the EGb group exhibited a significant decrease in negative symptoms.