Forms of Memory Failure in Schizophrenia

James M. Gold, Christopher Randolph, Constance J. Carpenter, Terry E. Goldberg, Daniel R. Weinberger

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Abstract

Effortful and automatic memory task performances were examined in 36 schizophrenic patients and 18 normal control Ss. Tasks included free recall, recognition, and frequency estimation. Patients demonstrated impairment in recall, in recognition, in semantic encoding, and in frequency estimation. Deficits were observed across tasks despite differences in attentional demands. The results suggest a basic compromise of memory function, which is consistent with recent neuroimaging evidence of structural or physiological abnormalities in frontal and temporal lobe structures in schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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