Title: Longitudinal evaluation of the psychomotor syndrome in schizophrenia
Authors: Docx, Lise ×
Sabbe, Bernard
Fransen, Erik
Bervoets, Chris
Hulstijn, Wouter
Van Den Bossche, Maarten J A
Vermeylen, Sara
Temmerman, Anke
Morsel, Anne
Morrens, Manuel #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: American Psychiatric Press
Series Title: Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences vol:26 issue:4 pages:359-68
Article number: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13020027
Abstract: Little is known about the longitudinal course of psychomotor signs and symptoms after illness onset in schizophrenia. Therefore, a 1-year follow-up study was conducted in which patients with schizophrenia were assessed three times with an extensive battery of psychomotor rating scales and tests. The syndromic structure of psychomotor symptoms was also studied. In accordance with a neurodevelopmental view on schizophrenia, psychomotor functioning was found to remain stable or improve slightly. Prospective studies with longer follow-up periods are needed to rule out the possibility of neurodegeneration in subgroups of patients and to evaluate possible covariation in the course of psychomotor symptoms.
ISSN: 0895-0172
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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