Psychological Medicine

Research Article

Recall and recognition in mildly disturbed schizophrenics: the use of matched tasks

Avraham Caleva1 c1

a1 Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester


Unlike previous studies, this study shows that in controlled conditions non-chronic schizophrenics receiving neuroleptic medication show no disparity between recall and recognition. Patients receiving both neuroleptic and anticholinergic drugs show this disparity, performing less well on recall than on recognition. These patients also seem more severely disturbed. The importance of task matching, drugs and chronicity are discussed.


c1 Address for correspondence: Dr A. Calev, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, University Hospital of South Manchester, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 8LR.