Psychological Medicine

Original Articles

Frontal and non-frontal lobe neuropsychological test performance and clinical symptomatology in schizophrenia

S. L. Morrison-Stewarta1 c1, P. C. Williamsona1, W. C. Corninga1, S. P. Kutchera1, W. G. Snowa1 and H. Merskeya1

a1 EEG Department, London Psychiatric Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

Schizophrenic subjects performed significantly worse on neuropsychological tests of frontal lobe function but not on tests of non-frontal lobe function when compared to a matched group of normal subjects. Correlations expected between frontal lobe neuropsychological test performance and negative symptoms were not found.

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Dr S. L. Morrison-Stewart, EEG Department, London Psychiatric Hospital, 850 Highbury Avenue, PO Box 2532, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4H1.

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