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Bradyphrenia and bradykinesia both contribute to altered speech in schizophrenia: A quantitative acoustic study.

Authors: Cannizzaro MS, Cohen H, Rappard F, Snyder PJ

Journal: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

Volume & Issue: 18 & 4

Page No.: 206-10

Year Published: 2005

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relative contributions of motor and cognitive symptoms on speech output in persons with schizophrenia (SZ). BACKGROUND: Studies of speech production in SZ suggest that atypical prosody (eg, pause) is related to clinical symptoms manifest in flat affect and alogia. Others have suggested that a more general motor slowing, bradykinesia, leads to […]