Asociality (impaired relatedness) and alogia
(poverty of speech) are both typified by reduction in behaviors that represent the negative symptomatology of schizophrenia (APA, 2013; Maxmen & Ward, 1995) and contribute to debilitating psychosocial decrements (APA, 2013).
Also, the negative symptoms include affective flattening or blunting, alogia
, avolition-apathy, and anhedonia-asociality.
The primary efficacy measure was the modified SANS-18 score, which is the sum of all non-global SANS item ratings of affective flattening, inappropriate affect, alogia, avolition-apathy, and anhedonia-asociality.
The modified SANS-18 score is the sum of all non-global SANS item ratings of affective flattening, inappropriate affect, alogia, avolition-apathy, and anhedonia-asociality.
The patient was plagued with alogia
, affective blunting, social withdrawal and avolition.
Negative symptoms such as alogia
, abulia, and the inability to communicate or form thoughts are relatively rare, which helps differentiate it from schizophrenia.
This small, but tightly controlled pilot study shows that quetiapine and risperidone have the same efficacy in patients with schizophrenia exhibiting mainly negative symptoms, but only quetiapine shows a statistically significant effect on treating alogia and affective blunting compared to baseline.
01 compared to baseline), however only quetiapine demonstrated significant improvements in alogia and affective blunting compared to baseline (both P<0.
Carpenter said he was referring are sometimes known as the five A's: apathy, alogia
, anhedonia, affect restriction, and avolition.
6:1, with the presence of alogia
and flat affect accounting for most of the difference (2.
Anhedonia, avolition affective blunting, alogia
, asocialization, and bradyphrenia were negative symptom clusters considered to be fundamental defects by early investigators.
But a significant decrease was seen in the SANS alogia
factor score (Am.