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The negative symptoms of schizophrenia are so-named because they are considered to be the loss or absence of normal traits or abilities, and include features such as:
- flat or blunted affect and emotion,
- poverty of speech (alogia),
- anhedonia, and
- lack of motivation (avolition).
Despite the appearance of blunted affect, recent studies indicate that there is often a normal or even heightened level of emotionality in Schizophrenia especially in response to stressful or negative events.
References & BibliographyEdit
- ↑ Cohen & Docherty (2004). Affective reactivity of speech and emotional experience in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res, 1;69(1):7–14. PMID 15145465