Journal article

Visuospatial memory deficits in adolescent onset schizophrenia

A Vance, N Hall, M Casey, F Karsz, MA Bellgrove

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

Visuospatial memory encoding deficits have been reported in adults with schizophrenia, while adolescents with schizophrenia have not been specifically investigated with visuospatial memory encoding and retrieval paradigms. A cross sectional study of delayed matching-to-sample performance in 19 right handed, male, anti-psychotic medication naïve adolescents with undifferentiated schizophrenia and 28 age, gender, IQ and handedness matched healthy participants was completed. The adolescent-onset schizophrenia group demonstrated significant impairment in visuospatial memory, independent of the degree of delay, consistent with an encoding impairment. The impaired encoding phase of visuospatial me..

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