Schizophrenia negative symptoms

The six A‘s

  • Affective flattening – unchanging facial expression, reduced movement, poor eye contact
  • Alogia – poverty of speech, thought block, delayed response
  • Anergia – loss of energy
  • Anhedonia – loss of interest in things/sex/relationships
  • Apathy – poor hygiene, lack of interest
  • Asociality – not engaging with peers, little interest in sex

Amisulpride – best evidence for treatment (handily begins with A also).

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