Brain Localisation and Neuropsychology in Schizophrenia: Syndrome and Neurodevelopmental Implications

  • J. H. Gruzelier


Historically, neuropsychological approaches to schizophrenia have evolved from two independent traditions. One is the tradition of psychometric testing, where standardised test batteries are applied to schizophrenic patients in order to provide global estimates of behaviour. These tests allow one to determine whether schizophrenic patients can be distinguished from neurological patients, normals and other psychiatric patients. The other is the tradition of experimental neuropsychology, where from a small group of tests one or two processes are examined in depth to delineate deficits that characterise the schizophrenic patient.


Recognition Memory Schizophrenic Patient Verbal Fluency Withdraw Syndrome Brain Localisation 
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  • J. H. Gruzelier
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCharing Cross and Westminster Medical SchoolLondonUK

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