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Association of Cognition With Level Of Negative Symptomatology In First-Episode Psychosis

Schizophrenia is marked by considerable heterogeneity in clinical course and functional outcome. Two underlying reasons for this are differences in cognitive and negative symptoms. Negative symptoms are labeled such because they result from a diminishment of normal behaviors. They include blunted affect, alogia (reduction in quantity of words spoken), avolition (a reduction in goal-directed activity due to decreased motivation), asociality, and anhedonia (reduced ability to experience pleasure).
Some research studies investigating cognitive and negative symptoms have found they share a common …

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