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Accuracy and intensity of posed emotional expressions in unmedicated schizophrenia patients: vocal and facial channels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17368792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the ability of schizophrenia patients to volitionally display various emotional expressions. Accuracy and intensity of facial and vocal emotional expression were rated in 26 unmedicated male schizophrenia patients and 20 non-patient male controls while posing emotional facial and vocal expressions. Results indicate that schizophrenia patients, compared to non-patient controls, had deficits in their ability to portray some, but not all, emotions. Accuracy and intensity of posed facial and vocal expressions were inversely correlated with negative symptoms in the patient group. We conclude that observable flattened affect in schizophrenia during posed expression is not evident across all emotions. Furthermore, substantial disruption in the ability to portray posed emotions may be largely driven by the presence of negative symptoms.
Katherine M Putnam; Ann M Kring
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2007-03-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0165-1781     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-30     Completed Date:  2007-08-09     Revised Date:  2008-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Division of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Affective Symptoms / diagnosis,  psychology
Depression / diagnosis,  psychology
Facial Expression*
Hospitals, Veterans
Middle Aged
Nonverbal Communication*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Speech Acoustics*
Statistics as Topic
Veterans / psychology*
Grant Support

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