پردازش اطلاعات بصری اولیه در اسکیزوفرنی در مقایسه با افسردگی راجعه
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|74833||2004||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4375 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Schizophrenia Research, Volume 68, Issues 2–3, 1 June 2004, Pages 111–118
Patients with schizophrenia have repeatedly shown deficits in early visual processing using backward masking (VBM) tasks. Whether this represents a specific dysfunction in schizophrenia is an unsolved question. Patients with recurrent unipolar depression represent an interesting comparison group to examine the question of specificity, but have never previously been assessed on VBM. In addition to comparing VBM performance in patients with schizophrenia and patients with depression, we wanted to examine the relations between VBM and clinical symptoms. Fifty-one patients with schizophrenia were compared to 49 patients with recurrent unipolar depression and 47 healthy controls. All subjects were administered a two-digit identification task in a no-masking and four masking conditions. Patients with schizophrenia performed significantly worse than normal controls on four of the five conditions. No significant difference was found between depression patients and normal controls. The effect of masking stimuli had no differential effects on the three groups. VBM correlated strongly with positive symptoms in the schizophrenia group.