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Ryan Ingalls CEP 260 Article Analysis The participants in this study have an unqualified diagnosis of schizophrenia. They were surveyed to find out where the fell on this PANSS (Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale) scale. In short, all this scale does it tell the severity of a patient’s positive and/or negative symptoms. All the cases with questionable diagnosis, known organic disorders, and/or mental retardation were thrown out. If the patient’s diagnosis was confirmed, they went through the PANSS interview, cognitive testing, motor assessment, and a detailed medical history. Two separate research psychiatrists, who went through intense training on conducting the PANSS research, conducted these measures. They rated each patient individually, making no prior assumptions about the results of the PANSS, which was scored after the study. The PANNS ratings are derived from not only clinical interviews, but also reports from the primary care staff/family members. The ratings also come from sources that assess social impairment, such as;
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course CEP 260 taught by Professor Oka during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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