Effect of distraction on communication failures in schizophrenic patients

Ann Phillips Hotchkiss, Philip D. Harvey

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Manic, schizophrenic, and normal subjects were interviewed in the presence and absence of distracting information, and their speech performance was evaluated. Normal and manic subjects were unaffected by irrelevant information. Schizophrenic subjects manifested more reference failures during distraction than during nondistraction periods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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