Effects of anticholinergic medication on memory in schizophrenia

Milton E. Strauss, Karen S. Reynolds, Geetha Jayaram, Larry E. Tune

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Abstract

Verbal memory and reaction time of ten schizophrenia patients were compared at two different serum anticholinergic levels. Verbal recall was worse at higher drug levels, while reaction time tended to be improved by anticholinergic treatment. Implications for studies of memory in schizophrenia are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

Keywords

  • (Schizophrenia)
  • Anticholinergic medication
  • Memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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