Apathy syndrome after traumatic brain injury compared with deficits in schizophrenia

Vani Rao, Jennifer R. Spiro, David J. Schretlen, Nicola G. Cascella

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Abstract

The authors compared the severity and clinical profiles of patients with two etiologically different apathy syndromes: apathy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and deficit schizophrenia (DSS). Patients from both groups were equally apathetic, but those with DSS had more severe anhedonia, blunted affect, and alogia, as measured by the Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms. These findings suggest that patients with DSS have a more complex presentation of apathy. Their differences may help to identify anatomical correlates of these apathy syndromes and aid in the design of more effective management strategies for both groups of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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