Journal article

Assessing the Relationship between Semantic Processing and Thought Disorder Symptoms in Schizophrenia

Eric Josiah Tan, Erica Neill, Susan Lee Rossell

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Aberrant semantic processing has been linked to the etiology of formal thought disorder (TD) symptoms in schizophrenia. In this cross-sectional study, two prominent theories, overactivation and disorganized structure of semantic memory (SM), were examined in relation to TD symptoms using the continuum approach across two established semantic tasks (direct/indirect semantic priming and categorical fluency). The aim was to examine the validity of the two TD theories in relation to TD symptoms in schizophrenia. Greater direct and indirect priming, fluency productivity and category errors were expected if the data supported the overactivation theory. Reduced fluency productivity and increased ca..

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